The James House is recognized as a true "first
period" colonial. The house built for Benjamin James in 1723,
near the salt meadows of Hampton, New Hampshire, is regarded as
perhaps the earliest surviving example of the two-room deep, center-chimney
colonial in New
Hampshire. All of its original framing remains intact.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
in 2002, the James House presents an important opportunity to
preserve the architectural and historic value of a rare first
period house. Our preservation projects and programs of discovery
into the home and workshop of the early 18th century craftsman.