|The Barker House, 1775|
|The Cupola House, 1757|
|The West Customs House, 1772|
|Commemorative Teapot and a Satirical Drawing of the|
1774 Edenton Tea Party from a London newspaper, 1775
Edenton was at the forefront of protests against unfair taxing by England. On October 25, 1774, the first ever organized political action by American women, the Edenton Tea Party, occurred when fifty-one ladies of the town met at the home of Elizabeth King and signed a resolution to no longer drink tea or purchase English made cloth
until the tax acts were repealed. In March, 1775, a very unflattering
political cartoon appeared in a London newspaper meant to embarrass and degrade the ladies' efforts.
|The Joseph Hewes House, 1765|
Edenton is filled to the brim with historical homes and buildings built from the 18th to the 20th centuries but I will focus today on those of the 1700s. I am including photographs I shot this week of just a few of those wonderful structures, all of which are private residences with the exception of the Chowan County Courthouse and the Barker and Cupola Houses.
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|Chowan County Courthouse, 1767|
|The Bennett House, 1780|
|The Skinner-Paxton House, 1798|
|The Charlton House, 1765|
|The Author's Home, Buttercup Cottage, 1900|
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(All photographs in today's post taken by Kathryn Louise Wood.)