Oldest Wood Frame House in Dorset village

Geographic location: Lot 29, Conc A, Sherborne

Current address: 1093 Main Street, Dorset

Date range: 1882 to present

Interesting facts: At the bottom of Main Street at Harvey Avenue is the oldest wood frame home in Dorset. The original settler, Francis Harvey, built this as his second home after moving out of his log cabin in 1882. Later occupied by Jack and Annie MacNamara, and known as the MacNamara Home, this building has not changed since it was built. If you enter the building, look for many original features, such as the plank floors, high ceilings and windows. Jack Macnamara was the first Towerman manning the Dorset Fire Tower for the Department of Lands and Forests.

Public access: Yes

Current use: Gregory Brand Custom Furniture

Information source: Dorset Heritage Walking Tour brochure

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