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Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

Contributed by Bob and Callie Connor through Westport Island History Committee

Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

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The front stair hall of the Cornelius Tarbox House, a well-preserved Greek Revival home, is decorated with marine murals painted by an unknown itinerant artist in the 19th century.

The name of the house stems from its builder, Cornelius Tarbox Jr. (1785-1858), who built it overlooking Tarbox Cove on the Tarbox family’s extensive landholdings. Cornelius Tarbox Sr. (1750-1813) built the barn and farmhouse, the first buildings on the property, which were already operating as a farm on Westport in the 1770’s.

The Cornelius Tarbox Jr. house dates to 1848-50 according to valuation records in the island’s town archives.

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  • Title: Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858
  • Creator: Wagner, Gaye
  • Creation Date: 2016
  • Subject Date: 1858
  • Town: Westport Island
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: CorTarboxHouse.House.1.circa1858
  • Collection: Cornelius Tarbox House Murals
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Westport Island History Committee
6 Fowles Point Road, Westport Island, ME 04578
(207) 882-8477
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