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 week we feature 336 Point Road. The dwelling at 336 Point Road was the last home on Point Road until it was extended to Ruggles Point in the early 20th century. This Cape Cod cottage was built in the 1820s, and the earliest known owner was J.K. Briggs, who is identified on the 1855 Marion map. By the 1870s, a farmer named Caleb E. Macomber (1809-1893) owned this property. His son, Caleb Jr., farmed this property until around 1920.