Sippican Historical Society

Marion (Old Rochester) is one of the oldest towns in the United States, and the Sippican Historical Society maintains an extensive collection of documentation on its historic buildings. In 1998, the Sippican Historical Society commissioned an architectural survey of Marion’s historic homes and buildings. Over 100 were cataloged and photographed. SHS will feature one building a week so that the residents of Marion can understand more about its unique historical architecture.

            This installment features 36 Cottage Street. The dwelling at 36 Cottage Street was built for painter Russell G. Grey. The son of Captain Russell Grey, he grew up in the home at 12 South Street. The Greys resided at 36 Cottage Street until 1920. Interestingly, a photograph of this house was included along with images of more substantial Shingle-style residences in E.G. Perry’s early 1900s souvenir guidebook A Trip Around Buzzard’s Bay.

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