Clapp-Woodward House

The home of the Kent Historical Society and Museum is the Clapp-Woodward House at 237 E. Main St. It is a 132-year-old Victorian structure that stands out among its neighbors. The restoration efforts of the KHS and its previous owners have kept the home in good condition. It was built for Harriet Kent Clapp, the daughter of Zenas Kent.

It represents a direct link to the Kent family, along with the Kent Masonic Center, which was built as the Marvin Kent homestead at around the same time — the early 1880s.

The East Main Street structure is believed to be Kent only remaining residence with ties to the community’s leading family.

Train Depot

In 1975, the Kent Historical Society purchased A&GW/Erie Depot, basing our offices and museum in the second floor, with The Pufferbelly restaurant on the first. The depot remained as our headquarters until we moved into the Clapp-Woodward House in 2012. The building now houses the restaurant Treno.

Clapp Museum New Gray Kent Postcard