Seth Nye Law Office, 2 Grove St.

Sandwich Town Hall Square Historic District Properties Tour

Seth Nye Law Office, 2 Grove St.

Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563, United States

Created By: Sandwich Historical Commission


Seth Nye was a very successful lawyer and later judge in the town of Sandwich. When he went to his law office he did not have to go very far. He owned the magnificent Federal style house next door to the right. Note that the roof line is identical to that of the home. He had 3 unmarried sisters and they ran a millinery shop, or ladies hat shop, and it was located behind the left door. Mr. Nye's office was on the right. As a judge he heard scores of cases here. They were minor cases that did not warrant going to the Court House, for example malicious destruction of property and public drunkenness. The trial consisted of only 3 people, the judge, the constable bringing the charge and the defendant. Mr. Nye made it into Ripley's Believe It or Not for having written, "No lawyer could ever justify a fee of $10."

In 1891 this building became the town's first Public Library. It is now a single family private residence.

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


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