Historic Maine home loaded with interesting details--inside and out.
Ruggles House, built in 1827 in Columbia Falls, Maine is one of Maine’s great historic homes. I discussed its beautiful stairway in my post on January 15. Today I want to take a look at an interesting exterior detail, the frieze over the front porch. The resemblance to railroad spikes is very interesting since railroads were being developed about the same time the house was built. The capital on the porch column is also unusual since it doesn’t exactly fit the traditional Doric, Ionic or Corinthian orders. This house is exceptional because even though it is small, it has an unusually high level of detail, high design and craftsmanship. An extraordinary house.
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