Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Edward Penniman House (MWT)


The Edward Penniman House sits on the road to Fort Hill in Eastham, Massachusetts out on Cape Cod. It was built by Edward Penniman in 1868 after he ran away in 1842 at age 11 to make his fortune at sea as a whaler.

DSC_0324Built in the French second Empire Style, it has a mansard roof with a lead-lined rainwater cistern in the attic and indoor plumbing.  A whale’s jaw bone befittingly forms the gate to the property.

DSC_0325 The cupola overlooks both bay and sea.

DSC_0326Though a bit of moss can be seen growing on the siding, the National Park Service is in the process of restoring the building, which is a local and historic landmark.

DSC_0327 If you continue on the road past the Penniman house you will come to Fort Hill and Nauset Marsh, a great place to go bird watching! And that’s…

My World Tuesday!


DSC_0274 Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk 5-8-11 Fort Hill, Eastham, MA


  1. Interesting history. Love the young hawk. Hope you are feeling better.

  2. Wonderful post filled with terrific photographs and interesting information on the Edward Penniman House! Awesome Red-tailed Hawk image!

  3. Hi Kathie

    What a cute little guy.

    For now.



Welcome to my nest! I hope you will enjoy spending time here with me and the birds. Thank you for your comments. I will try to get back to you as soon as I get back from counting more birds.