Historic House Listings

Wow! Historic Locke Mansion, Circa 1903. On 9 acres in Maine. $649,000

November 30, 2018

Sure does seem like a lot of house for the money! The Locke Mansion was built in 1903. Located on nine acres in Hollis Center, Maine. There is a large barn, in-ground pool, and a two car garage. Indoors you will find period details, a sauna, wooden spiral staircase, original hardwood floors, screened in porch and a widow’s walk. Charles Locke was the son of David Ross Locke, better known by his pen name, Petroleum V. Nasby. He was a famous Civil War humorist, author and founder of the Toledo Blade Newspaper. Six bedrooms, five bathrooms, and 5,468 square feet. $649,000

From the Zillow listing:


The historic Locke Mansion is a beautiful brick and stone home with large barn, in-ground pool, and 2-car garage, all on 9 acres! Distinct moldings, period detailing, hardwood floors, a widow’s walk, sauna, spiral staircase, screened in porch, and more! Endless possibilities await! Bring your family, friends, animals, and imagination. This one-of-a-kind home is a must see!
What I Love About The Home
Visit www.344mansion.com for more information and full photo set! Charles Lock was the son of David Ross Locke, better known as the pen name ?Petroleum V. Nasby?, a famous Civil War Era humorist, author, and founder of the Toledo Blade newspaper. Charles and Evangeline Locke came to Hollis in the early 1900?s, and their first summer was spent in Old Orchard. They fell in love with Maine and decided to settle here, where Evangeline had relatives. Mr. Locke purchased a large parcel of land in Hollis and built a magnificent estate in this wilderness. The exterior of the Locke Mansion is a striking three stories high with the frame built of field stone containing mica from the nearby countryside. The walls are two feet thick, and trimmed with red brick. The front of the home contains a stunning porch extending the entire length, curving to each side, and highlighted with a copper roof. The Locke Mansion is truly one of the most elegant homes in all of Maine.

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