Historic Real Estate
SOLD! Abijah Buck House
202 North Buckfield Road Buckfield, Maine 04220
Constructed ca. 1791, the Abijah Buck House sits on property settled by Abijah Buck and his wife Phebe Tyler Buck in 1777. They were the first family to settle "Bucktown," which became known as Buckfield, Maine. The town was named after Abijah, who, in 1788, was the agent for the proprietors and largest recipient of land conveyed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for its establishment. He was prominent in the leadership and development of the town, frequently mentioned in its history. The 1791 meeting of the town proprietors was held at Buck's house and several meetings thereafter.
The Abijah Buck House is a rare find, one of the finest rural examples of a Georgian-style house in Maine. The house retains many of its original (ca. 1791) elements, including raised panel woodwork in four rooms including a corner cupboard and has two types of interior shutters. Most interior doors, latches, hinges and flooring are original, as is the main stair. One room includes mid-19th century stenciling and three rooms include hand-painted decorative cornices on the plastered walls. The house also contains a 9-foot kitchen fireplace--the largest domestic fireplace of its era known in Maine. The current owner put on a new metal roof, replaced sills as needed, installed a back stair and removed the kitchen and bathrooms. The house is structurally sound and was built with the unusual feature of two parallel foundation walls, one inside the other, and two sets of sills atop each foundation. Located at 202 North Buckfield Road, the 30-acre parcel includes a large barn and provides a scenic view overlooking an 18-foot trout stream located on the property at the base of the front yard. The historic town of Buckfield is in Western Maine about 15 miles from Norway and 20 miles from Lewiston, the second largest city in Maine. The property is offered through the Maine Preservation Protect & Sell Program with a preservation easement and rehabilitation agreement. The Buck House provides a great opportunity for a preservationist seeking to restore 225 year old features for the next two centuries!
Notes: 2400 sq ft., plus basement
Contact Name: Greg Paxton
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Contact Phone: (207) 232-5995