Judge Thomas Ruggles Builds the Ruggles House

on August 26, 2007

The Ruggles House in Columbia Falls (pop. 599) was built between 1818 and 1820 for Judge Thomas Ruggles, a wealthy merchant, local postmaster, militia captain and justice of the Court of Sessions for Washington County. Intricately carved flutings, beadings and garlands of tiny flowers, as well as a flying stairway, are features for which the house is famous.

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