Akin House

 

The Akin House, built in 1762, is pre-Georgian Cape Cod style post-and-beam house. Now part of the Elihu Akin House Cultural Heritage Center, in Dartmouth, the restored house is used as a public space for hands-on learning and educational programming.

To learn more, read Diane M. Gilbert's article about this little house with a big story to tell.

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Documents

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Akin House: Lecture, Anne W. Baker

Documentation

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Akin House: Akin Deed

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Akin House: Baker Invoice to WHALE

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Akin House: Baker Letter Concerning the Historical Structure of the Akin House, Anne W. Baker

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Akin House: Conservation Completed to Date

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Akin House: Dr. Hodges Letter of Support for CPA Funding

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Akin House: Elihu Akin House Interpretation Project

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Akin House: Estimate for Immediate Structural Repairs

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Akin House: Final Cost Exterior and Estimate for Interior

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Akin House: Historical Structural Report by Anne Baker, Anne W. Baker

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Akin House: Letter Concerning Akin House Historical Structure

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Akin House: Letter Concerning Rear 20th Century Dormer

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Akin House: Letter from Daniel Perry on DHPT's application for CPA Funds

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Akin House: Letter to Buddy Baker-Smith, Community Preservation Committee, Anne W. Baker

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Akin House: Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund Emergency Fund Request

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Akin House: Powerpoint for Grant Proposal to Benefit Akin House Cultural Heritage Center

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Akin House: Preliminary Existing Condition Drawings

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Akin House: Request to MHC to Amend Criteria Statement

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Akin House: Standard-Times Article, August 10, 2005

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Akin House: Standard-Times Article, February 17, 2004

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Akin House: Standard-Times Article, March 1, 2015

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Akin House: Standard-Times Article, October 26, 2006

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Akin House: The Elihu Akin House Narrative

Drawings and Plans

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Akin House: Basement Plan, First Floor Framing

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Akin House: Building Section 'A' with Lettered Rooms

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Akin House: Building Section 'A' with Named Rooms

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Akin House: Cross Section Framing

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Akin House: East Elevation

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Akin House: First Floor Plan

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Akin House: First Floor Plan - Lettered Rooms

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Akin House: First Floor Plan - Named Rooms

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Akin House: North Elevation

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Akin House: Roof Framing Plan

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Akin House: Roof Framing Plan with Lettered Rooms

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Akin House: Second Floor Framing Plan

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Akin House: Second Floor Framing Plan with Lettered Rooms

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Akin House: Second Floor Plan, Lettered Rooms

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Akin House: Second Floor Plan, Named Rooms

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Akin House: Section 'C-C' and 'D-D'

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Akin House: South Elevation

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Akin House: Stone Foundation and Summer Beam Beyond

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Akin House: West Elevation

Images

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Akin House 001: 1905 Front Photo

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Akin House 002: 1920 Front Photo

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Akin House 006: Film Still from "Down to the Sea in Ships"

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Akin House 008: Film Still from "Down to the Sea in Ships"

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Akin House 010: Film Still from "Down to the Sea in Ships"

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Akin House 012: Front of Akin House

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Akin House 014: Back of House

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Akin House 016: Cellar Foundation

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Akin House 018: Chimney Foundation and Hearth Support

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Akin House 020: Southwest Exterior

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Akin House 022: West Exterior

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Akin House 024: East Exterior

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Akin House 026: Back Foundation

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Akin House 028: Chimney Foundation

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Akin House 032: Shed

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Akin House 034: Second Floor Stairs & Chimney

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Akin House 036: Collar and Rafter

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Akin House 038: Plank Sheathing

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Akin House 040: Front Hall

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Akin House 044: North Parlor Firebox

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Akin House 046: North Parlor Cupboard and Ceiling Boards

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Akin House 048: Kitchen Firebox

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Akin House 050: South Parlor Firebox

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Akin House 052: North Wall of South Parlor

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Akin House 056: Kitchen

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Akin House 058: D Room, Hearth and Chimney Base

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Akin House 060: A Room, Northwest Corner

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Akin House 062: E Room

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Akin House 064: E Room

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Akin House 066: Buttery Shelves Marks in E Room

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Akin House 068: E Room, Whitewashed Ceiling

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Akin House 070: Back Wall of D Room

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Akin House 072: A Room Ceiling Hangers

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Akin House 074: A Room, West Wall

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Akin House 076: Joists, D Room

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Akin House 078: Exterior Northeast corner

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Akin House 080: Artifacts, A Room

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Akin House 082: Jacking Method

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Akin House 084: Marks for Original Doorway

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Akin House 086: First Floor to Cellar

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Akin House 088: Second Floor

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Akin House 090: Early Window

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Akin House 092: Exterior D Room, New Sill

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Akin House 094: Sheathing Marks

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Akin House 096: New Sill, A Room

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Akin House 098: New Sill, D Room

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Akin House 100: Rotted North Girt

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Akin House 102: Northeast Corner Roof Rot

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Akin House 104: Roof Rafters

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Akin House 106: Room above Room A

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Akin House 108: Northeast Corner Exterior

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Akin House 110: Rafter foot on Northwest Corner

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Akin House 112: New Sill

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Akin House 114: F Room and Cellar

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Akin House 116: A Room and K Room Above

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Akin House 118: A Room, West

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Akin House 120: A Room, Chimney Girt End

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Akin House 122: Summer Beam Spliced