Historic Highlight

Wallingford Hall in Kennebunk

Wallingford Hall

Historic Highlight

On York Street in Kennebunk stands as a shining example of Federal-style architecture — and an early precursor to today’s millennial pink trend. Resplendent in its orangey-salmon, cream, and forest-green palette, Wallingford Hall — completed in 1806 — was designed by architect Thomas Eaton for George Wallingford, a prominent lawyer who played a key role in helping Maine achieve statehood. Notable for its quintessential Federal entryway — comprised of a paneled door flanked by sidelights and slim columns and crowned with an elliptical fanlight — and unusual flat-topped Palladian window, the residence remained in the Wallingford family until the early 1900s. Today the property is home to a garden center and the barn and grounds can be rented out for events.

Portland-based writer Julie Senk holds degrees in history and historic preservation and provides property surveys and architectural analyses to homeowners and businesses. To learn more about her work, visit northernvernacular.com.

One Comment

  1. Linda Gillespie

    Happy to see Wallingford Hall again. It is a beautiful property. Best wishes to Charles.

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