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Fund sought for Dover's oldest house

Residents are forming a group to raise money to save the oldest house built completely in Dover. The group, most likely to be called Friends of the Joseph Draper House, hopes to raise enough funds to keep the early 18th-century house from demolition, said Richard Eells, chairman of the Historical Commission. The owner of the house sought a permit to demolish the house, but the commission voted to delay authorizing demolition by one year to give the town time to come up with a plan to save the structure. The house, at 6 Farm St., was built in 1724.