federal style

Capt. Ebenezer Morgan House


1851: Capt. Ebenezer "Rattler" Morgan lived here until about 1865 when he completed the most profitable whaling voyage of his time, profiting more than $100,000 in 14 months.  He appears to have acquired the nickname “Rattler” because of his rapid speech and rattling good stories that he could tell.  This house was built for him by Elisha M. Miner, a Groton Bank architect and builder.  After his profitable whaling voyage he moved to a much larger house a block away, pictured in the section on Italianate architecture