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Historic Fire65 viewsTom Dexter uses a ladder to enter his 1690. Since the house is parked on temporary stilts, a ladder is the currently only way to enter the house.
Historic Fire55 viewsVintage wallpaper depicting Victorian scenes lines an alcove in the upstairs of the house. The wallpaper is badly damaged by soot and will probably have to be removed.
Historic Fire65 viewsThe origin of the fire was in the temporary wooden columns that the house was “parked” on. According to the state fire marshal, the fire was intentionally set, and is currently under investigation.
Historic Fire66 viewsA view from the ground shows the damage done to the rear of the historically significant home. Captain Joshua Slocum, famous for sailing around the globe single-handedly, stayed as a boarder at the house in the early 1900s.
Historic Fire63 viewsAlthough the structure suffered significant damage, Tom Dexter says that the building is still structurally sound. Susan Dexter said that, despite the damage, they are “more determined than ever” to save the building and annex it to their already-existing home at 366 Delano Road.
Historic Fire68 viewsA large hole shows the damage from the December 4 fire. According to Tom Dexter, the fire could have been worse, but thanks to the fast response from the Marion Fire Department and the house’s insulation, the house is salvageable.
Historic Fire64 viewsThe 1690 house at 370 Delano Road, which may be the oldest standing house in Marion, was one of the houses on the Sippican Bicentennial route.
Historic Fire67 viewsBenjamin Dexter, grandfather to Thomas Dexter, was born and raised in the 1690 house at 370 Delano Road. A framed photo of Benjamin Dexter, a World War I veteran who walked in the Marion Parade until he was in his 90s, is featured in his grandson’s home.
Historic Fire57 viewsAnother picture in Thomas Dexter’s home shows the 1690 family home on Delano Road at the turn of the 20th century.
Historic Fire57 viewsThe Dexter house is on a sharp bend on Delano Road. The house, which has moved to the far corner of the lot away from its original foundation, is now partially hidden from the street. The damage from the December 4, 2009 fire is visible from the rear of the house.
Historic Fire52 viewsA blue tarp hides the extensive roof damage the antique house on Delano Road suffered in the December 4, 2009 fire. The fire, which started in the rear right section of the house, licked up the side of the house and left a hole in the roof.
Historic Fire57 viewsAccording to the Marion assessor’s database, the house was built in 1690. Other records indicate that the house suffered a fire in the early 1700’s, and was rebuilt in 1750. The extent of the rebuild is unknown. Like many 17th century homes, this house originally had a center chimney that will be completely removed with the move.
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