Over its almost 280 year history, the structure has seen many uses: private residence, grocery and dry goods shop, dressmaker's shop, liquor store, hairdresser, restaurant, barber, and watch shop. When the National Park Service took ownership of the building in 1974, it was moved approximately 40 feet to the south of its original location to enable Smith Street to be widened. Today, the Antram-Gray House holds interpretive exhibits and staff offices.
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