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This is a Cape Cod style house located off of Adams Street. Reverend Timothy Dwight, a president of Yale, is credited with recognizing these houses as a class and coining the term "Cape Cod" for them. The early ones were symmetrical, with a center chimney, clapboard shingles and shutters to protect the double hung multiple pained windows in howling Northeast storms. If you enlarge this image you will see a wonderful old street light as well.