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John Giddings House

John Giddings House The John Giddings House, a Georgian style house built in 1751, originally stood in the bustling commercial village of Exeter, New Hampshire. The house is furnished in the period of time that John Giddings, a prosperous New England merchant and shipbuilder, lived there with his wife Mehetable and their 5 children. John Giddings’ West Indies trading of rum, sugar and molasses required many oversees travels.

While Giddings might purchase goods made locally for his family's everyday needs, he had the money and business connections to also acquire more fashionable imported goods, like parlor furniture and tea wares.
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