The house remained in the Powers family until it was purchased, in 1979, by Heritage Consultant, Jon Jouppien. A contemporary galley kitchen is now built into a small room used by the previous owners as a store-room. All electrical services and plumbing purportedly run between new and old walls, however, so nothing original has been destroyed. 

In 1983 Mr. Jouppien requested an exterior heritage designation and in 1991 an interior heritage designation, both of which were granted. To our knowledge, it is the only house in the city of St. Catharines to have both an interior and exterior designation. The house remained in Mr. Jouppien’s possession until it was purchased on behalf of the John Brown Heritage Foundation in June 2015.

There are also two original detached brick buildings on the site: one a smoke house, the other a dairy.