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Thank you to Judy Merriam McCarthy, who wrote in with her memories of the house highlighted in the Dec. 15 edition of this column, pictured second, at 2420 Route 20 East. She shared the following:
"The house was the estate of E. Steel Jackson, known as "The Maples." Steel Jackson was my grandfather. I have many memories of this house, as we lived next door and I spent a lot of time in the house with my grandparents. My mother and father were married in the house. Grandpa had a farm which by today's standards would be considered small. I remember Mom and Dad helping him put hay in the barn by fork lifting it out of the wagon. Mom would lead the horse and Dad would work the fork and Grandpa would be in the hay mow.
"The house was built in 1839 by Eliphalet Steel Jackson Jr. and was handed down through the family. My grandfather was born in the house July 24, 1878 and lived there until he sold it to Harold and Marge Lee in 1946. My mother, Helen Jackson Merriam, along with her two sisters, were born in the house."
This column is contributed by members of the Historic and Architectural Resources Inventory team.