George Seaverns House

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George Seaverns House
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George Seaverns House is located in Maine
George Seaverns House
Location Mechanic Falls, Maine
Coordinates 44°6′37″N 70°23′21″W / 44.11028°N 70.38917°W / 44.11028; -70.38917Coordinates: 44°6′37″N 70°23′21″W / 44.11028°N 70.38917°W / 44.11028; -70.38917
Built 1853
Architect Seaverns,George W.
Architectural style Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference #

85002180

[1]
Added to NRHP September 12, 1985

The George Seaverns House is a historic house at 8 High Street in Mechanic Falls, Maine. It is a 1-1/2 story wood frame structure, built in 1853 by George W. Seaverns, who was in some way involved in the locally important paper industry. A second owner, later in the 19th century, was Charles E. Stevens, president of the Mechanic Falls Manufacturing Company. The house occupies a sloping site which would have overlooked Elm Street, a major thoroughfare, when it was built. The house is stylistically Gothic Revival in character, with decorative vergeboard, window hoods, and ogee brackets. The house's interior has an unusual asymmetrical plan, diverging from the conventional central hall plans that typified area houses of the period. Its main (western) elevation features a series of porches supported by chamfered posts with decorative brackets.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ National Register nomination for George Seaverns House (1985); available by request from the National Park Service