By Carolyn Marnon – The oldest house in Wayne is believed to be a 2,660-square foot Italianate home built around 1872 and sits on a nearly quarter acre lot. The home was recently highlighted in the November/December 2017 issue of This Old House magazine on page 118.
The square cupola on top of the house might have been used by Captain William Steers to view his surroundings in all directions. Who knows what dangers might have lurked on the land back then?
The home was owned by the Francisco family for much of the 1900s, thus it is currently known as the Francisco House.
In the 1980s, Mary Francisco Simon did extensive work on the home. Unfortunately, the most recent owner let the house fall into disrepair.
The home, which was for sale for $70,000, has an offer pending.