††† Style:††††††††††††††††††††††† Second Empire
††† Description:††††††††††††† This asymmetrical house is a three-story wood frame structure with wood clapboard siding and a painted stone foundation.† The Mansard roof slope is straight, and trimmed with brackets in the eaves.† The square tower retains the original cupola.† There are gable dormers on all sides of the building, and an arched hood dormer in the cupola.† A two story semi-hexagonal bay is located on the north side of the building.† Two semi-hexagonal bays, one-story and two-story, are located on the south side of the house.† The front porch on the left has square wood posts and metal railing, and covers a paired door front entry.† To the right of the porch is a squared bay that extends forward of the house only slightly.† Other decorative elements include dentil between stories, and small brackets.† Windows throughout the house are tall and narrow.† This structure contributes greatly to the historical character of this neighborhood.
††† Construction Date:†††† by mid-1870ís
††† Architect/Builder:†††††† Unknown
††† Context:††††††††††††††††††† Hannah
S. Merrill, widow of Captain Ebenezer Merrill, jointly owned the home with her
sister Miss Lucy A. Sanborn, a capitalist.†