Moses Kent House

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Not to be confused with the Moses-Kent House in Exeter, New Hampshire.
Moses Kent House
Rufus Porter mural - Kent House, Lyme, New Hampshire cropped.jpg
Mural by Rufus Porter in the house
Moses Kent House is located in New Hampshire
Moses Kent House
Location Lyme, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°52′15″N 72°9′44″W / 43.87083°N 72.16222°W / 43.87083; -72.16222Coordinates: 43°52′15″N 72°9′44″W / 43.87083°N 72.16222°W / 43.87083; -72.16222
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 84002808[1]
Added to NRHP June 7, 1984

The Moses Kent House is a historic house on River Road in Lyme, New Hampshire. The 2 12 story wood frame house was built in 1811, and follows a typical Georgian floor plan with Federal styling. Its interior and exterior finish details are in good condition. The house is most notable the murals by Rufus Porter that are drawn on its walls. Porter, at the time an itinerant painter, probably executed them between 1825 and 1830, and they are the only known example of his work in the area. The murals depict countryside scenes and views of harbors.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Moses Kent House". Connecticut River Joint Commission. Retrieved 2014-04-06.