The Duxbury Rural & Historical Society

1807 Dateboard Society Event: 14 Powder Point Ave.

Welcome! Photo courtesy of Jayne Guitart.

Come enjoy some light fare, connect with DRHS members interested in historic preservation, and learn the history of the home belonging to the Guitarts (14 Powder Point Ave.).

Fernando and Jayne Guitart welcome you to enjoy and learn about their house on Powder Point Avenue. Their lovely Cape-Cod style home was originally built by Isaac and Abigail Chandler, shortly after their marriage, in 1809. Four of the Chandler’s seven children were born in the home before the family moved in 1816. It has changed hands many times since then and has many stories to tell.

This is a free and exclusive event for DRHS Members who live in Dateboarded homes (the 1807 Dateboard Society) and select members of the public who are engaged in the preservation of historic houses.  Please contact Carly Olson at 781-934-6106 for reservations, or DRHS Members who also live in Dateboarded houses are considered part of the 1807 Dateboard Society and have access to exclusive events. Not a DRHS Member? Carly can help you with that too! Or you can visit Our Website for more information.

To find out more about the Dateboard Program, or to obtain copies of your house’s information, please contact Archivist & Historian, Carolyn Ravenscroft at 781-934-1382 or

A warm thank you to the Guitarts for generously agreeing to host this event.

A note on parking: parking is not allowed on Powder Point Ave. We ask all those who are able to, to please park on Cove Street, or alternatively at the school complex (a short walk away). The Guitarts have parking for 3 cars, for those who must park close to the house. Please contact our office to discuss. Thank you for your understanding.


Save the Date! Future Dates for Dateboard Events:

Devnew Home – January 23, 2020. 341 Washington St.

Foley Home: late spring 2020. 18 Winsor St.


The Dateboarding Program is maintained by the DRHS and supports historic preservation in Duxbury.  The first dateboard was awarded in 1968 to the Nathaniel Winsor Jr. House (coincidentally, now the headquarters of the DRHS). Today, there are more than 250 houses in Duxbury that have been dateboarded. DRHS Members who also live in Dateboarded homes are considered to be part of the 1807 Dateboard Society and have access to exclusive opportunities.

New homes may be added to the list once they reach 100 years old and the deed research has been completed. Interested in finding out more? Contact Carolyn Ravenscroft at 781-934-1382 or Learn more about the program here: Dateboarding Your Home.

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