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This house was never built. M.S. Gibson was the manager of the Ottawa House Hotel on Cushing's Island and he commissioned noted architect John Calvin Stevens to design cottages on the island. Three were built and were Stevens' first works on the Cushing's Island.
John Calvin Stevens (1855-1940) made an indelible mark on American architecture. Through his "Examples of Domestic Architecture," written in 1889 with partner Albert W. Cobb, Stevens helped popularize the Shingle Style, examples which abound on Cape Elizabeth and Cushing's Island thanks to Stevens's influence.
About This Item
- Title: House sketch, Cushing's Island, ca. 1883
- Creator: Stevens, John Calvin
- Creation Date: circa 1883
- Subject Date: circa 1883
- Local Name: Cushing's Island
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Architectural drawing
- Dimensions: 35 cm x 25 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 209, 3-A-3
- Collection: John Calvin Stevens architectural drawings and records collection
- Object Type: Text and 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
- Architecture, domestic--Maine--Cushing's Island
- Cushing's Island (Me.)--Architectural drawings
- Cushings Island (Me.)
- Ottawa House Hotel (Cushing's Island)--Architectural drawings
- Unbuilt projects
- Vacation homes--Architectural drawings
- Stevens, John Calvin, 1855-1940
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