Captain Lovell house added to historic registry

The preservation of Bainbridge Island history got another boost this week as a new site was added to the city's historic register.

This week the Captain Lovell House became the 24th addition to the city's register of historic places on the island. It will soon be fitted with a historic plaque and medallion to note its significance in island history.

Built in 1936 in the Winslow area, the home still features a unique shingle architectural style common to New England homes of the time. As one of the oldest houses on the island, it still boasts its original fir and oak floors.

"The new owners are committed to preserving its architectural character," said Historic Preservation Commission chairman Dave Williams

The current owners of the Captain Lovell House, Evan Sturtevant and Crystina Cupp, have preserved the building and are even looking into installing leaded glass windows that were part of the structure's original design. The windows were replaced during past remodels.

There are almost no other examples of such architecture on the island, according to Williams.

The home is named after the captain of a powder boat that sailed before and during World Ward II. He transported gunpowder in and out of the DuPont docks in the Puget Sound.

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