Chapman-Hall
House

Photo of Chapman-Hall House Sign

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EARLY HISTORY | DOWNSTAIRS ROOMS | UPSTAIRS ROOMS | LATER YEARS

Upstairs Rooms

As you enter the original stairway to go up, look left. Here is a beautifully hinged section of tongue and groove paneling that folds open, providing access to the small cellar area below.

Upstairs is a small low-ceilinged bedroom finished off as it might have appeared in the 1820's. It has its own fireplace. A newer staricase leading up from the front entryway was added to this house at a later date, probably around 1820. If you open the bedroom closet you can find the evidence.

While upstairs, you can observe the post and beam construction and the rafter and purlin roofing system with vertical boarding and collar ties. A single layer of boards served as flooring here and as the ceiling for the rooms below.

At the east end of the upstairs is a modern room with a display of hooked rugs. These rugs became common starting around the 1830's and are a utilitarian art form said to have originated here in Maine.

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