Bemis House Restoration

Bemis House

The Bemis house in 2010, just after the exte­rior was refurbished.

Western Welcome Week's busi­ness offices are housed in the his­toric Bemis House in Sterne Park. The house was the home of Edwin A. Bemis, con­sid­ered one of the most influ­en­tial Littleton men of the twen­tieth cen­tury. In his ear­lier years, he was man­ager of the creamery, owned and oper­ated the first book and sta­tionery store in Littleton, and served as County Clerk and Deputy Treasurer. He was the pub­lisher of the Littleton Independent from 1919 to 1966. In addi­tion, he was the first pres­i­dent of the Littleton Planning Commission and the first pres­i­dent of the Littleton Historical Society. Littleton’s iden­tity has been shaped in part by Edwin Bemis through his work in elected and appointed posi­tions. His home pro­vides visual reminder of his life and of his con­tri­bu­tion to Littleton.

The City of Littleton received a grant to restore the exte­rior of the Bemis House in Sterne Park. Renovations included struc­tural sta­bliza­tion, abate­ment of the old green asbestos siding, leaded window glass and door restora­tion, exte­rior paint, and a new cedar roof.

The inte­rior of the home has not been restored and is still in a some­what fragile state. For this reason, tours inside the home are not available.