Yet another dark morning so I though I’d share another historic home only this one needs help.

We have many, well cared for, historic homes around Coupeville that were built in the middle to late 1800’s. Most of the are in great shape but sadly some are having problems that if not addresses could lead to major repair or loss.

One such home is the Captain Joseph Clapp house, built in 1886. It’s one of my favorite Victorian, Queen Anne-style, homes.

Captain Clapp was a sea captain, as were many of the people who settled in Coupeville. He died in 1940 at the age of 97. He was the last of the original sea captains  who settled here.

I can see myself sitting on the top floor in a nice office on the right with a great view.

The red arrow in the photo points to what appears to be an open hole in the roof. The rest of the roof doesn’t look all that good either. I sure hope the owner can figure out a way go get this wonderful home fixed.


While our walk today was long, photo-wise it was not very productive. Hopefully I’ll have more for you after the current storms pass through.

5 thoughts on “CAPTAIN JOSEPH CLAPP HOUSE – January 20, 2015

  1. Ken, I really like all the historic tidbits you share. I looked up this one on your past posts and found more of a biography of Capt. Clapp from last May. Of course, your scenics, the wharf, and “Frank” (where has he been lately?) are all appreciated! Glad you are back to walking and photographing, even on gray days!

    • Thanks Catherine, I’m glad you like my “tidbits”. Regarding “Frank”, I just haven’t seen him much lately. I’m sure he hasn’t moved on but maybe trying out a different winter fishing ground.
      Thanks for walking with me it’s always nice to know so many people walk with me.

  2. I also would hope the owner would be able to fix this beautiful home. My grandparents had a home almost identical l to this house. Their house is still standing but sadly it also needs help

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