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During the Revolution the house was occupied by British troops and British General Pigot established his field headquarters here. In 1777 British engineers erected their main defenses nearby.
Alas for the fortunes of the Bannisters. John, the builder, bequeathed an ample estate to his son Thomas whom he advised "not to enter into a trade." During the Revolution, Thomas Bannister was a Tory. After the war his properties were confiscated and he was banished from the State.More...
A well preserved detached frame house of early date (ca. 1800) now very rare in the Waterfront district. Owned and probably built by the Peter family,
No account of Georgetown can omit reference to the Peter family, among the earliest families to settle in the area, and who were--and still are--continually active in the life of the town. Two of the most illustrious members were Robert Peter (Sr.) and Thomas Peter, one of his sons.More...
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."More...