Historic Structures

Captain Elijah Cobb House, Brewster Massachusetts

Date added: October 28, 2009 Categories: Massachusetts House Georgian

A fine example of late 18th century mansion in the Georgian tradition. It was the home of Captain Elijah Cobb (1768-1818), a colorful skipper who left his memoirs.

The construction of the house is mentioned by Captain Cobb in his memoirs. "This year 1799, the beloved Washington, the Father of our Country died, - this year, our first son was born - this year I took possession of the farm, built up my house, and the family moved into it on new years day 1800."

This Georgian type two-story house topped by a captain's walk, still stands on the Lower Road. It is a good example of a prosperous Captain's House on Cape Cod, in the late 18th century.