Redington House

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Redington House
WatervilleME RedingtonHouse.jpg
Redington House is located in Maine
Redington House
Redington House is located in the United States
Redington House
Location62 Silver St., Waterville, Maine
Coordinates44°32′49″N 69°38′5″W / 44.54694°N 69.63472°W / 44.54694; -69.63472Coordinates: 44°32′49″N 69°38′5″W / 44.54694°N 69.63472°W / 44.54694; -69.63472
Area0.5 acres (0.20 ha)
Built1814 (1814)
Built byRedington, Asa
Architectural styleFederal
NRHP reference #78000180[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 21, 1978

The Redington House, also known as the Redington Museum, is a historic house and museum at 62 Silver Street in downtown Waterville, Maine. Built in 1814, it is one of the best-preserved houses of the period in the city. It has served since 1924 as the museum and headquarters of the Waterville Historical Society, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The Redington House stands on the southeast side of Silver Street (Maine State Route 137) in central Waterville, between Western Avenue and Silver Place. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, two interior brick chimneys, clapboard siding, and granite foundation. The front facade is five bays wide, with the outer bays closely spaced but offset from the center. The entrance, at the center, is sheltered by a single-story porch which extends across the center three bays, and is supported by fluted Ionic columns with an ornate wooden railing above. Most of the windows are sash, but that above the entrance is flanked by sidelights. The interior retains original period finishes. Extending to the rear of the main block are later wood frame additions.[2]

The house was built in 1814 by Asa Redington, a veteran of the American Revolutionary War, for his son Silas. Asa Redington was one of the area's early settlers, and this house is one of the finest surviving early houses in Waterville. It remained in the hands of Redington's descendants until 1924, when it was given to the Waterville Historical Society by Mrs. William Redington. The society now uses it as its headquarters and museum.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Frank Beard (1978). "NRHP nomination for Redington House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-28. with photos from 1978

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