Sunday, January 5, 2014

The Perry House, Middle Road, Parsonsfield...

   This homestead, located across the road from the Bennett/Penek house, is known as the Perry house. It is said to have been a boarding house at one time. The 1872 map identified the owner as C. E. Weeman. Charles E. Weeman owned several properties in this area including the former McIntire house at the corner of Merrill Hill Road and Middle Road.

    In the 1950’s, it was owned by Gillbert and Alice (Peers) Williams. After Gillbert died, Alice married Bob Coleman and the couple continued to live in the house. The barn was destroyed in 1954 by Hurricane Carol. The next owner was Bob Meuse who called it “Shady Brook Farm”.

  The Perry house at 771 Middle Road is shown here as it looks in 2013. The current owners are Jennifer Hagopian and Adam Cogswell. “Shady Brook Farm” appears on a sign over the front door.

There is still time to get your copy of the history of Parsonsfield, a town of many villages.  Stop by the town office to purchase your copy. 

   For a New Year's resolution, why not consider joining the PPHS and volunteering some time to keep History House open and active!  Click the tab above to see ways you can help. 

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