Charles Nickel House

Charles Nickel House
Charles Nickel House
Charles Nickel House
Charles Nickel House
Built:c. 1870
Address:
Route 1
Cherryfield, Maine

National Register

Historic District

Cherryfield Historic District

Architectural Styles

  • Second Empire
National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet
Section number 7, Page 5:

4. Charles P. Nickels House, c. 1870 - C Route 1

The Charles P. Nickels House is a member of the group of elaborate Second Empire style dwellings which are found in a particularly high concentration in Cherryfield. Its three-story main block features a wraparound porch which encircles the first story, pedimented second story windows below the bracketed and denticulated cornice, and a patterned wood shingle mansard roof punctuated by highly decorative dormers with prominent bracketed hoods. Wide paneled pilasters frame the corners of the house which is sheathed in weatherboards. A one-story kitchen ell projects to the rear, and a detached barn stands to the northwest.

Charles P. Nickels was a general merchant and lumber manufacturer who was initially associated with his father in the firm of J. o. Nickels and Son. He subsequently continued the business under the name C. P. Nickels. The land on which the house stands was deeded to Nickels' wife who was a member of the Campbell family. The house is noted in the 1861 wall map of Washington County, and it is reported that the original dwelling was substantially remodeled into its. present form.

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