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The Influence, Monhegan

Historic House Tour

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Check out some of Maine’s iconic Colonial, Regency, Federal, and Greek Revival-style homes, captured by Down East readers. Which places would you add to this (by no means comprehensive) list? Share your images here and we’ll put together another tour.

Olson House, Cushing
Olson House, Cushing

Immortalized by Andrew Wyeth in Christina’s World and numerous other works, this late 1700s-era saltwater farm was occupied by Christina and Alavaro Olson for 75 years. Describing his portraits of the house Wyeth said, “the windows are eyes or pieces of the soul almost. To me, each window is a different part of Christina’s life… I did other pictures while I knew them but I’d always seem to gravitate back to the house…It was Maine.”

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Michel Hersen

Castle Tucker, Wiscassett
Castle Tucker, Wiscassett

Perched on a hill overlooking the Sheepscot River, Castle Tucker was constructed in 1807 in the Regency style. When the Tucker family purchased the estate in 1858, they redecorated it to suit Victorian tastes and the interior remains largely unchanged today.

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PLPhotog

Horatio G. Foss Mansion, Auburn
Horatio G. Foss Mansion, Auburn

Constructed between 1914 and 1917 by shoe magnate Horatio G. Foss, this stucco estate with a red clay hip roof and two-story columned porch displays Federal, Colonial Revival, Georgian, and Spanish influences. It has been home to the Woman’s Literary Union since 1941.

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artisticlynn

The Influence, Monhegan
The Influence, Monhegan

This 1826 hip-roofed home is largest structure on Monhegan Island, and one of the oldest. Built by Henry Trefethern, whose father, also named Henry, purchased the island in 1777, the home was named for the influence the Trefetherns exerted in the small community.

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artisticlynn

Hannibal Hamlin Residence, Paris
Hannibal Hamlin Residence, Paris

The childhood home of Hannibal Hamlin — U.S. Senator and vice president under Abraham Lincoln — was built in 1806 and operated as a farm until the 1920s when then-owner Kimball Atwood replaced a barn and ell with a four-car garage and covered breezeway.

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artisticlynn

Stone Barn Farm, Mount Desert Island
Stone Barn Farm, Mount Desert Island

Situated on 167 acres in Bar Harbor’s Salisbury Cove, Stone Barn Farm encompasses a circa-1850 Greek Revival farmhouse and circa-1900 carriage barn and a distinctive gambrel-roofed, stone-and-shingled barn (shown), constructed around 1907. A two-leaf board-and-batten door is housed in its central peak.

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susangarver


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