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John Marshall Brown, Portland, ca. 1880

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John Marshall Brown, Portland, ca. 1880

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John Marshall Brown (1838-1907), a native of Portland and an 1860 graduate of Bowdoin College, served in the Civil War, then joined his father's business, J.B. Brown & Sons.

The firm specialized in turning molasses into sugar. He also worked in banking and real estate and was a member of many Portland societies.

He assisted in the design, construction, and landscaping of the Maine Historical Society's brand new library, completed in 1907. He and his wife, Alida Catherine Carroll, built a vacation home they called the Thornhurst estate in Falmouth Foreside.

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  • Title: John Marshall Brown, Portland, ca. 1880
  • Creator: Lamson Studios
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Town: Falmouth, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Local Code: Coll. 2145, Box 40/10
  • Collection: John Marshall Brown collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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