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Catalogue info: The house was built in 1881 for a Mr. Moffatt who was in the moving business. He remained a bachelor, and upon his death in 1922 the house was sold, remaining empty until 1923 when purchased by a Mr. Barnes. Barnes was a blind piano tuner wishing to relocate in amherst from Newfoundland. On Mr. Barnes's death, the house was deeded to a Neil Farnell as payment of a debt of gratitude, and is now owned by Mr. Farnell's granddaughter. The home features marbleized walls (oil on plaster) in the first and second floor hallways (c. 1885). The artist is unknown.