Art Among Historical Dwellings!
When you visit Bobby Baker Gallery, you are also visiting a site that has a bunch of cool history to it. Our home, next to the gallery, was built in the early/mid-1800's, The gallery - our barn - was indeed a "real barn" and we even have an iron brand left behind that was used to brand the cows way back then. Dena can tell you much about our house as she as has researched it and has countless documents and pictures that support its very interesting history.
Our house was once the home of sea Captain Hiram Baker (1806 – 1858) of the bark Ocean Wave (380 tons), of New Bedford which was wrecked during a gale on the night of 11 October 1858. The Ocean Wave was lost with all hands on one of the Pinnacle Rocks. Though lost at sea, Capt. Baker is remembered with a tombstone in the Cataumet Cemetery.
Our house was also the home to James West who not only fought in the Civil War, but was a carpenter that built the Cataumet Schoolhouse, now on the National Register of Historic Places. James West Road in Cataumet runs next to BBG.
Cape Cod is so rich with history of our country's early days, and the great men and women who worked to build it. We think it's pretty cool to live among that history and hope that on your next visit to BBG you not only enjoy our art but feel the history all around you.
Enjoy the season!