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After marrying Clyde Smith in 1930, future U.S. Representative and Senator Margaret Chase Smith moved into his thirty-room mansion on Locust Avenue in Skowhegan. Known as the Pooler mansion, the home had more than thirteen bedrooms, hand-carved woodwork, and other elegant features.
In the hallway was Aunt Julia's clock, a grandfather clock named for Julia Coburn, aunt of Mary Ella Coburn Pooler for whom the house was built. Clyde Smith bought the clock with the house and Margaret Chase Smith moved it with her when she sold the mansion and built a smaller home on Norridgewock Avenue.
About This Item
- Title: Hallway, Margaret Chase Smith home, Skowhegan
- Creator: Whitney, G. Herbert
- Creation Date: 1940-07-17
- Subject Date: 1940-07-17
- Town: Skowhegan
- County: Somerset
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 12 cm x 17 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 553, No. 2
- Collection: Whitney, George Herbert Interesting Interviews
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Smith, Margaret Chase, (1897-1995)--Homes and haunts--Interiors--Maine--Skowhegan
- Legislators--United States
- Women legislators--United States
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