9 Howard Street

An NPT House History

1816

9 Howard Street
9 Howard Sreet - Courtesy Nantucket Historical Association9 Howard Street c. 1900
Courtesy Nantucket Historical Association

Thomas Macy (1598–1682) established the Macy family on Nantucket, arriving with his family in 1659. His great-grandson, Zaccheus Macy (1713–97), a boat-builder, historian, and “bonesetter,” lived at 107 Main Street, at the corner of Gardner Street, and owned a homestead that included the barn that is now Greater Light. Howard Street was originally called Macy’s Court because it abutted property owned by Macy.