Historic Highlight

James Fenderson House

James Fenderson House

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Saco jeweler James Fenderson, who selected his Modern Home #124 from the Sears, Roebuck and Co. mail-order catalog and assembled it on Main Street.

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Hartley Lord House

Hartley Lord House

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A drive along Kennebunk’s Summer Street reveals some of southern Maine’s most architecturally significant high-style homes. But only when the leaves disappear do passerby get a clear view of the breathtaking 1885 Hartley Lord House.

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A. A. Garcelon House

A. A. Garcelon House

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In 1823, the construction of a bridge across the Androscoggin River linking Maine’s “LA” (a.k.a. the twin cities of Lewiston and Auburn) spurred nearly a century of residential growth on the Auburn side. With the influx from its larger, industrial neighbor, Auburn — established as a log driver’s camp in the late 19th century — […]

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Front of Hyde School building in winter

Hyde School

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Situated on a tree-dotted hill overlooking rolling green space, Bath’s Hyde School appears, at first glance, like your typical picturesque private boarding school. But take a closer look.

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Wallingford Hall in Kennebunk

Wallingford Hall

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On York Street in Kennebunk stands as a shining example of Federal-style architecture — and an early precursor to today’s millennial pink trend.

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Whittier House

Whittier House

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It’s hard to miss a Gothic Revival house with its commanding central gable reaching skyward like an arrow. But in Maine, there’s another reason to stop and gawk: the style is relatively rare here. The genre’s gingerbread house-like features, seen on examples such as Gorham’s 19th century Whittier House, required expertise beyond what many traditional […]

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Charles H. Ingraham House

Charles H. Ingraham House

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Shingle style cottages have long been synonymous with Maine summers. But at least one early adopter of the style recognized the appeal of living year round in a rambling fieldstone-and-shingle retreat by the sea. Providence-based banker Charles Ingraham built his 1897 iteration with a massive stone chimney and artful arrangement of roof peaks in Phippsburg […]

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Clock Farm, Kennebunkport

Clock Farm

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At the intersection of Route 9 and Goose Rocks Road in Kennebunkport, time, quite literally, stands still. The Roman numeraled faces on the clock tower that gave the connected farmhouse here its name have read 6:30 for years — a fitting tribute to the home’s onetime owner, who had a history of imprecise timing. Thomas […]

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Captain Reuben Merrill House

Captain Reuben Merrill House

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In Yarmouth, the Captain Reuben Merrill House — a.k.a. “Reuben’s Folly” — towers over West Main Street. The 1858 Italianate mansion crowned with a widow’s walk and five chimneys was once considered the grandest home in town, but the distinction came at a cost. While working to pay off the debts he incurred building and […]

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A.B. Butler House

A.B. Butler House

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On Walker Street in Portland’s West End, the 1868 A.B. Butler House is a shining example of the Second Empire style that became popular in the city during the Civil War. Its defining mansard roof, tiled in two-tone slate, is juxtaposed with elegant Italianate details, including paired doors, a bracketed cornice, and cupola. Albert Berry […]

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