3. Capt. Eugene Herbert House


This house, ca. 1870-1875, was probably built by Capt. Gene and his brother, Sam, both carpenters. Capt. Gene was master of a sailing vessel that plied the waters from Maine to North Carolina carrying coal, lime, phosphate, and wheat. The Herberts had one daughter, Eugenia, who was often mistaken for Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The house was deeded from Capt. Gene to Eugenia and her husband Merle Protzman in 1939 and Eugenia sold it in 1969 after having been a rental property for many years.