Thomas Jewett House, South Berwick, MaineBuilt c. 1795. Thomas Jewett, who built this imposing house, was Sarah’s grandfather’s brother and business partner. The house was renamed the Grant House in 1979 when it became part of a complex of housing for the elderly. The Civil War Memorial across the street was originally named Jewett Park in honor of the family. Almost 200 men from South Berwick fought in the Civil War, when the town’s population was about 2,600.  Read more...

--From the Sarah Orne Jewett Walking Tour brochure by the Jewett Eastman Memorial Committee, trustees of Jewett Eastman House.

Senator Elisha and Sally Jewett House, South Berwick, MaineBuilt c. 1800. Sally – another Sarah Orne Jewett – and her husband Elisha were both cousins of the author. In 1864, when they were in their forties, their last child, also named Sarah Orne Jewett, was born. All three Sarahs were named after the author’s grandmother. The infant Sarah and her mother died within a year of each other when the future author was a teenager.  Read more...

--From the Sarah Orne Jewett Walking Tour brochure by the Jewett Eastman Memorial Committee, trustees of Jewett Eastman House.

Odd Fellows Block, South Berwick, MaineBuilt 1845. The Odd Fellows is a benevolent fraternal order. Sarah’s father and two of her cousins, John Nealley and Elisha Jewett, were among the ten men who founded this branch in 1845. The Odd Fellows met upstairs, while merchants, including Sarah’s uncle William Jewett, had shops on the ground floor. Read more...

--From the Sarah Orne Jewett Walking Tour brochure by the Jewett Eastman Memorial Committee, trustees of Jewett Eastman House.

The headstone of Sarah Orne JewettEstablished in 1818.  Sarah, her parents, two sisters, grandparents and many other members of the Jewett family are buried here. The author and her immediate family are buried in a plot to the right of the central alley, about halfway up the slope, just beyond the large Burleigh mausoleum. The inscription on Sarah’s gravestone, “Until the day break and the shadows flee away,” comes from the Song of Solomon 2:17.  Read more...

--From the Sarah Orne Jewett Walking Tour brochure by the Jewett Eastman Memorial Committee, trustees of Jewett Eastman House.

Old Jewett Store, South Berwick, MaineBuilt 1815. Sarah’s grandfather and great uncle ran a shop here. Writing in the 1890s, Sarah’s sister Mary described some of their stock: “Who nowadays would know what Rouen cassimere was, or calimanco, or paduasoy, and yet all these and many other like materials were of common use a hundred years ago, and perhaps later.” Read more...

--From the Sarah Orne Jewett Walking Tour brochure by the Jewett Eastman Memorial Committee, trustees of Jewett Eastman House.

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