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Westport architect c. charles cutler designed this myrtle avenue home for his wife’s cousin, emily mclaury in the 1920s. while charles was a busy architect, his wife amelia macdonald cutler has her own interesting story. she was born in the upstate town of delhi, ny in 1882. after graduating from vassar college in 1907, amelia became active in the women’s suffrage movement with a particular focus on rural women. in her flyer, “six reasons why farmers’ wives should vote,” she said, “farmers, your best interests would be served by votes for your wives.” her support for farmers extended to being a driving force with her sister behind the founding of an agriculture school in her hometown that is suny delhi today. she was also a member of the board of the league of women voters and an advisor to the national american woman suffrage movement and also authored a suffrage booklet called “on the firing line.” after the 19th amendment was passed in 1919, macdonald cutler focused on the preservation and restoration of early american architecture. her knowledge of colonial styles was said to be exhaustive. given her history, it is fitting that the home built for her cousin was purchased by the town and restored decades later. despite requests that the town rent the home to the nonprofit homes with hope, it was sold for more than $600,000 in 2015 and is again a private residence. additional images include photos from the home's online listing, a vintage photograph taken outside the home and macdonald cutler's suffrage flyer to farmers.