Historic Highlight

York Hall

Historic Highlight

When Bath’s York Hall was constructed in 1897, the architectural aesthetic in America was shifting away from ostentatious Victorian designs and back toward traditionalism. The Boston firm of Peabody & Stearns’ support for this stylistic renaissance is reflected in the Georgian Revival home its architects designed for prominent shipbuilder William Sewall and his wife, Rachel. […]

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Talbot Cottage

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This circa 1890 emerald gem was erected in Kennebunkport as part of the 700-acre Cape Arundel Summer Colony — an enclave for wealthy urbanites who sought solitude and pastoral beauty in the picturesque coastal town. When constructing their unlikely-named “summer cottages,” many residents opted for shingle style designs that complemented the rugged landscape through their […]

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Tate House

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One of the oldest wood-frame buildings in Portland, the 1755 Tate House is a stunning example of pre-Revolutionary Georgian architecture. Perched on a knoll overlooking the Fore River (and, formerly, a bustling mast yard) in Stroudwater Village, the home was built for Captain George Tate, who worked for the British Royal Navy overseeing the cutting […]

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Octagon House

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Erected in 1858 by a local brickyard owner, Farmington’s Octagon House is one of approximately 19 houses in Maine and 2,000 in the United States built in the Octagon style.

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Pettengill Farm

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Situated east of downtown Freeport and accessible only by foot through a mile-long wooded path, Pettengill Farm has stood hidden from the modern world for over 200 years.

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Francis Fassett House

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Renowned architect Francis Fassett designed this High Victorian Gothic duplex in Portland’s West End for himself and his son Edward in 1876.

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Hamilton House

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Situated on a bluff overlooking the Salmon Falls River, the circa 1785 Hamilton House was the highest valued home in South Berwick at the time shipping merchant Jonathan Hamilton occupied it.

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Harbor House Inn

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Perched on a hill overlooking the village and sea, the circa 1865-1870 Harbor House Inn in Boothbay Harbor was constructed for sea captain Mitch Reed in the short-lived Second Empire style.

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