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 18 South Street. The house at 18 South Street evolved from a small “shop” as indicated on the 1855 Marion map. It achieved its present complex form between the mid-1850s and 1880s. For many years, it was the home of master mariner Capt. Henry C. Lewis.