311 Radcliffe

This residence is thought to be the oldest existing dwelling in the original twelve blocks of town, predating the American Revolution. The back portion was originally built of logs, an early home construction method in an era when large trees were plentiful. Local legend tells of the three Hutchinson sisters, who resided there at the time of the struggle for Independence, burying the lead weights from their clock in the backyard to prevent the British from confiscating them and using the lead to manufacture gun shot. After the war ended, they recovered the weights and, according to local historian Doron Green, the clock became an heirloom in the Hutchinson family.