Powers House (Sidney, Maine)

The Powers House is a historic house on West River Road in Sidney, Maine. Built about 1770, it is an important example of late Colonial architecture in the region. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

Powers House
Powers House (Sidney, Maine) is located in Maine
Powers House (Sidney, Maine)
Powers House (Sidney, Maine) is located in the United States
Powers House (Sidney, Maine)
LocationWest River Rd., Sidney, Maine
Coordinates44°23′23″N 69°44′7″W / 44.38972°N 69.73528°W / 44.38972; -69.73528
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1770 (1770)
Built byLevi Powers
Architectural styleColonial, Four Square
NRHP reference No.79000150[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 1, 1979

Description and history


The Powers House stands on the west side of West River Road (Maine State Route 104), in a rural setting of southern Sidney. It is a two-story wood-frame structure, with a hip roof pierced by two large interior chimneys, and a clapboarded exterior. Its east-facing front facade is five bays wide, with a center entrance flanked by sidelight windows and topped by an entablature and cornice. A secondary entrance is located on the south side, at the center of the three-bay facade. A single-story ell extends southwest from the southwest corner. The interior follows a typical center hall plan, and is distinguished by original flooring and woodwork, as well as some early 19th-century stencilwork. The house in some proportions bears resemblance to the Pownalborough Courthouse.[2]

The house was built by Levi Powers, one of the earliest settlers to the area. Powers was granted land here and arrived in 1760 to clear what was then essentially wilderness. It was purchased in 1783 by Jethro Gardiner, and was for more than 100 years owned by members of the Faught family, who were German immigrants.[2]

See also



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Frank Beard (1979). "NRHP nomination for Powers House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2016-06-20. with photos from 1979