Peggy Stewart House
This mansion built by Thomas Rutland more than a decade before the start of the American Revolution is associated with three men who played important roles in that era: Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer (owner of the house in 1772 and 1779-83), Anthony Stewart (1772-79) and Thomas Stone (1783-87). Stone was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Jenifer signed the United States Constitution. The Loyalist merchant Stewart was forced to burn his brig Peggy Stewart (named for his daughter) in October 1774 because he had paid the duty on its load of taxed tea. Although the house has come to be known by the name of Stewart’s ill-fated ship, it was honored as a National Historic Landmark because of its connections to all three men.