Isaac Dayton House

Happy Won’t Look Wednesday from the waterfront!

Built in 1725, the darling Isaac Drayton house is still in its original location near the water in Newport, Rhode Island.

Dayton (1720-1804) was born in New Haven, Connecticut. He married Mary Heaton in 1745 in Newport and they had at least eight sons and one daughter.

Dayton was a rope maker, who lived and worked closely to the sea, as well as an officer in the Revolutionary Militia.

The Newport Restoration Foundation purchased the building in 1969 and restored it in 1971-72. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

At 960 square feet, it has one bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms.

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