Jewett Brochure 9. Old Jewett Store, 10 Portland Street
Built 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.”
--From the Sarah Orne Jewett Walking Tour brochure by the Jewett Eastman Memorial Committee, trustees of Jewett Eastman House.