Horace and Sylvia Wardwell Home (HOM.23)
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The Horace and Sylvia Wardwell Home
The home of Horace and Sylvia Conner Wardwell is a classic half cape design with low eves, two windows on one side of the door and one on the other side, post and beam construction and a central fireplace. It is said that the annex, the section between the house and the barn, was hauled by oxen from Lazy Corner, up near the 75 acre lot, to the present site. That part of the house was probably built prior to 1775 and has required considerable restoration.
The barn which also has post and beam construction was probably there at an early date and was used to house the farm animals. Much of the back wall has been replaced because of the deterioration that has occurred over the years.
Horace and Sylvia have run their successful oil business from their home for over 50 years and they are, or have been, active in nearly every aspect of community affairs. Like her mother, Louise Billings Webb, Sylvia has a great love for the town and its people. She is well known as a local historian and has a phenomenal memory for details related to the early days and people of Sedgwick. Her help has been invaluable in the development of the Sargentville Library Historical Archive.