124 Main Street
This historic house, built in 1807 by Capt. William Nickels is a few blocks from the Castle Tucker house built the same year. (I wrote about Castle Tucker recently.) This is a magnificent house, and we couldn't wait to tour it. When Capt. Nickels suffered financial hardship, the house became a hotel, then a summer home for the Sortwell family of Massachusetts. For more information about the house, please see website.
Front entrance and stairs.
I spotted this delightful room before the tour began.
Enlarged so you can see the interior shutters, to block out sun or help keep the room warm.
Front double parlor.
View of Sheepscot River from a room.
I love this bedroom, and that's why there are 4 photos.
Looking out on Main Street, and Sheepscot River (below).
Third floor bedroom.
Interior shot of the front door.
More than a month after the tour, we returned to the area, and the sky was very threatening. I took this picture to show the difference from the first one taken in early September.
Google map showing location of the Nickels-Sortwell House, blue center marker, Castle Tucker is the other blue marker.
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