At the end of the 19th century, Charles Burnside Smith and Emma Augusta (Harris) Smith moved into this unusual 2½-story, symmetrical Greek Revival-style house. Charles was a truck farmer renowned for his vegetables. He owned a grain and general store on the abutting lot. Emma, a descendant of Myles Standish and John and Priscilla Alden, belonged to the Research Club. Their granddaughter, Ruth (Porter) Wilson, lived here until her death in 1983. Ruth’s daughters, Wendy (Wilson) Hankins and Deborah Ann (Wilson) Hagen, grew up here. Deborah sold the house in 1997 to George Dunlap Jr. and his partner, David Asher, who is memorialized by an award given at the annual Swim for Life event. No. 11 is home to the artist Polly Burnell, a member of the Historical Commission, who is represented by the Berta Walker Gallery.
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