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Built in 1818, this historic house museum is a classic example of Adamesque style Federal period architecture and is located in the village of Columbia Falls, Maine. The famous flying staircase is a central feature.

The Ruggles House, designed by housewright Aaron S. Sherman of Marshfield, Massachusetts, was built 1818-1820 for Judge Thomas Ruggles, a wealthy lumber dealer, postmaster, captain of the local militia and Justice of Court Sessions for Washington County, Maine. This particularly lovely example of Adamesque style Federal period architecture is remarkable for its location as well as its survival.

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