This site was purchased by Captain Moses Jewett in the third quarter of the 18th century when he extended his holdings north to the Rowley line. Eliza Jewett and Mark F. Cate became owners in 1826 and in 1845 Cate sold a one-half acre lot to his son, Aaron T. Cate, who was a cordwainer. John Donovan occupied the property in 1873 and built a house which Waters reported was destroyed by fire in 1914. Annie Donovan either reconstructed or built a new house immediately thereafter, as the house retains the form and appearance of  a one-and-one-half story cottage of the 19th Century.


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