Barnes House


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Places of the Heart: Stafford Homes


Barnes House

Not all preservation succeeds. The Barnes House on Washington Street in Falmouth was built around 1780. Differences in its roof-line indicate it was built in stages.  It was owned by Joseph Ficklen of Belmont sometime before 1850 when he sold it to Harrison Barnes.  It witnessed the Civil War, as it was captured on paper by an artist in 1862.  After the War, it operated as a school for black children for a short time.  The home is currently in dire need of resuscitation and resurrection.  (photo:  Jane Conner)