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From 1710 to 1953 on historic house tour

On house tours, such as last weekend’s Kent Historical Society tour, how the interiors are furnished is as intriguing as the age and architecture of a house. The Kent Victorian Inn had been as carefully restored inside as outside. Photo by Lans Christensen

KENT — The Kent Historical Society’s house tour on Saturday, Nov. 9, offered a look at the diversity of architecture in Kent, with nine homes, from the Colonial era up to a mid-century modern design from 1953.  

The variety of this year’s offerings was a history lesson in itself. The earliest, the 1710 Dover House on Davis Road,  is a museum-quality example of the period. Originally sited in Dover, N.Y., it was scheduled for destruction and only saved in the last moments. 

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