7 Anthony Street

For many years, this house (c1820) was home to the Catons. John Caton was Charles Hawthorne’s gardener and the subject of his Portrait of a Portuguese Gentleman. Almeda Caton was renowned for her braided rugs and took in washing for summer people like John Dos Passos. The property was purchased in the early ’60s by Claude Jensen, a jeweler and enameler who made almost all the historical markers in town, and Margaret Jensen, a painter who’d been coming to town since the 1940s to study with Hans Hofmann. The house passed to their son Hank Jensen, a sculptor, and Diana Maher, a painter and his partner of 20 years. Hank designed the Long Point floater plaques and his father fabricated them.

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