"By the Damariscotta Bridge"
P.O. Box 293
76 Main Street
Newcastle, Maine 04553
Tel: 207-563-3535 Fax: 207-563-3584
Sproulís Furniture, located ďby the bridgeĒ in Newcastle, ME was founded by John A. Sproul in 1938. John had recently graduated from college and saw the need for a local furniture store. He purchased the two large buildings adjacent to the Damariscotta Bridge, where the business still currently operates. At this point the first floor of the main building, as well as the second building which sits closest to the Damariscotta bridge were used as furniture showrooms. The second and third floors of the main building consisted of two apartments per floor which John rented out. The apartments were rented for $17 a month, which included heat and electricity. As the tenants moved out, John expanded the showrooms. By 1974 only the third floor remained occupied by tenants.
For many years the left side of the second building next to the bridge was rented to the Newcastle Post Office. John Sproul continued to operate the store until 1992 at which point his wife Margaret (Peg) Sproul took it over after her own career as a lawyer and Maine State Senator.
Johnís daughter Laura, who currently owns the store, still believes that Sproulís Furniture was more ďhomeĒ to him than his own house in Pemaquid. In an upstairs hall we have many pictures of Sproulís throughout the years which we love to share. Sproulís Furniture has remained a family owned and operated store.
We are very proud of our stylish appearance and take pride in the fact that the majority of our furniture companies are made in America and several are made in Maine, which aids in distinguishing our reputation for excellent service. Sproulís Furniture has changed in many ways since 1938, but our philosophy that customers always come first has remained a constant.
We continue to transform the store. We have designed a fabric sample gallery, an extensive dining area and renovated the summer furniture rooms. We strive to make yearly changes to our interior during the winter months and constantly search for new furniture companies at national furniture and accessory markets.