Sippican Historical Society

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 510 Point Road. The home at 510 Point Road is a substantial frame residence exhibiting the boxy, hip-roofed form of an 18th-century Georgian residence. The origin of this house is unclear since it does not appear on the 1855 Marion map, an omission that could be a cartographer’s error. By 1867, this home was owned by Charles D. Ellis, who was a farmer and one of two constables for Marion in the mid-1870s. By 1903, Charles D. Ellis, a laborer, lived here along with Catherine D. Ellis and Archibald W. and William H. Ellis, both carpenters.

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