The oldest son of Lemuel Clap, William Clapp hired Samuel Everett in 1806 to design a new home on his father's land after taking over the family tannery and building it into the largest tannery in Dorchester. The home was designed as large hip-roofed Federal style structure, and was built as a free-standing city home, not unlike those being built in the South End and Beacon Hill at the time. While the scale of the house is more modest, it did incorporate interior elements of this newer style, such as a double parlor, dentil and comb molding in the South parlor, and especially a fanlight and sidelights around the front door.
Don’t miss the nearby William Clapp and Lemuel Clap houses, open and on view during Common Boston weekend.
William Clapp House
Architect: Samuel Everett
617-293-3052 | Not wheelchair accessible