Charles C. P. Waterman House

Sandwich Town Hall Square Historic District Properties Tour

Charles C. P. Waterman House

Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563, United States

Created By: Sandwich Historical Commission


Charles C.P. Waterman House, Built1836. Mr. Waterman was an executive with the Boston & Sandwich Glass Factory and had the title "Paymaster". But, he was more than that. In addition to paying 500 workers, he collected rents on behalf of Jarves; and was the financial officer for the brick factory and the iron works that were now part of the glass factory operations. He was a friend of Jarves and arrived here in 1825 and ultimately worked for Mr. Jarves for 44 years. Incidentally, he was the last guest to register at the Newcomb Tavern.

A Love Story - Mr. Waterman raised 7 children in this house and his favorite was Mary. At age 16 she fell in love with John Jarves, the son of the owner. Her father thought she might be too young to be in love and sent her to a boarding school in New York. While she was away at school, John took the train to visit her and gave her a glass chalice made at the factory which on one side had a knight in shining armor atop a steed holding a shield with his initials on it and; on the other side was the name, "Mary Waterman". She called this their "secret engagement". This chalice is on display at the Glass Museum. A year later she returned home and told her father she was still in love with John and she was married at age 17 to John, age 20 in 1855. John stopped keeping a diary after he was married - there was no need to write down his personal thoughts now that he could share them with "his Mary". We will see how this love story turned out a little later in our walk.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Sandwich Town Hall Square Historic District Properties Tour


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