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Sylvan Site: A Model Development

This Exhibit Contains 20 Items
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Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, 1878-1933

Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, 1878-1933

Item 10708 info
Maine Historical Society

Portland lawyer Frederick Wheeler Hinckley (May 26, 1878-May 11, 1933) lived at Clyfdale Villa on Sawyer Street, South Portland. He also designed and built the Sylvan Site development in South Portland, and served in the Maine Legislature.


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House with cross gabled roof, Adelbert Street, South Portland, ca. 1920s

House with cross gabled roof, Adelbert Street, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10701 info
Maine Historical Society

The hand-tinted photograph by Walter Fenley shows a house at 5 Adelbert Street, South Portland. It is part of the Sylvan Site development that was created by Frederick Wheeler Hinckley.


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Garden, Sylvan Site, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Garden, Sylvan Site, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10693 info
Maine Historical Society

A hand-tinted photograph taken in the 1920s shows the gardens behind Frederick Hinckley's Clyfdale Villa, 925 Sawyer Street, in the Sylvan Site development, South Portland.

The model community was designed by Frederick Wheeler Hinckley in the 1920s.


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Gardens on Sawyer Street, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Gardens on Sawyer Street, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10704 info
Maine Historical Society

A hand-tinted photograph shows the gardens at 975, 975, and 980 Sawyer Street, part of the Sylvan Site in South Portland, about 1920.


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Sylvan Site house, 14 Adelbert St., South Portland, ca. 1920s

Sylvan Site house, 14 Adelbert St., South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10692 info
Maine Historical Society

A colonial revival house at 14 Adelbert Street is part of the Sylvan Site development in South Portland that was designed by Frederick Wheeler Hinckley in the 1920s.

The home was owned originally by Dr. Waldo T. Skillin, a Portland-area physician for whom Skillin School on Westcott Street is named.


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Side view of 30 Adelbert Street, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Side view of 30 Adelbert Street, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10703 info
Maine Historical Society

The side view of 30 Adelbert Street shows the recessed front porch of the house that is part of the Sylvan Site development in South Portland.


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Bungalow, 970 Sawyer Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Bungalow, 970 Sawyer Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Item 10697 info
Maine Historical Society

The photograph signed "Fenley," for photographer Walter Fenley, was hand-tinted. It is a house at 970 Sawyer Street, part of the Sylvan Site development in South Portland that was built in the 1920s.


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Stucco house with hip roof, 30 Richards St., South Portland, ca. 1920s

Stucco house with hip roof, 30 Richards St., South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10698 info
Maine Historical Society

The hand-tinted photograph shows a house at 30 Richards Street, part of the Sylvan Site in South Portland. It was designed by lawyer and politician Frederick Wheeler Hinckley in the 1920s.


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Clifford Street, Sylvan Site, South Portland, c. 1920s

Clifford Street, Sylvan Site, South Portland, c. 1920s

Item 10700 info
Maine Historical Society

The photograph taken from Clifford Street shows 150 Clifford Street at left and 6 Richards Street at right. Both were part of the Sylvan Site development created by Frederick Wheeler Hinckley in the 1920s. The photograph was hand tinted.


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Adelbert Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Adelbert Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Item 10699 info
Maine Historical Society

A street shot shows the left side of Adelbert Street from Clifford Street in the Sylvan Site development in South Portland. The development was designed by lawyer and politician Frederick Wheeler Hinckley as a model community. Each house was different.


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Clifford Street, Sylvan Site, South Portland, c. 1920s

Clifford Street, Sylvan Site, South Portland, c. 1920s

Item 10691 info
Maine Historical Society

The view of Clifford Street, taken in the 1920s, shows the unique houses planned and designed by lawyer and politician Frederick Wheeler Hinckley in South Portland. He began the development after the Million Dollar Bridge made travel between Portland and South Portland easier.


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Children in yard, Clifford Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Children in yard, Clifford Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Item 10702 info
Maine Historical Society

Children pose in the yard at 104 Clifford St., South Portland, part of the Sylvan Site development created by Frederick Wheeler Hinckley in the 1920s.


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Sawyer and Adelbert streets, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Sawyer and Adelbert streets, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10695 info
Maine Historical Society

The street view of part of the Sylvan Site in South Portland was taken near the corner of Adelbert and Sawyer streets. The development was built in the 1920s. The photograph was hand tinted.


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Stone house with hip roof,  975 Sawyer Street, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Stone house with hip roof, 975 Sawyer Street, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10687 info
Maine Historical Society

This home was part of the Sylvan Site, a housing development in South Portland designed by Frederick Wheeler Hinckley between 1919 and 1929. The photograph was hand tinted.


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Stone house with clipped gables, 974 Sawyer Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Stone house with clipped gables, 974 Sawyer Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Item 10688 info
Maine Historical Society

The hand-tinted photograph shows a house in the Sylvan Site development in South Portland. The development was conceived by attorney Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, who also designed all the houses. The back of the photo described colors for the tinter.


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Adelbert Street near corner of Sawyer Street, Sylvan Site, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Adelbert Street near corner of Sawyer Street, Sylvan Site, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10690 info
Maine Historical Society

This view of Adelbert Street near Sawyer Street at the Sylvan Site in South Portland shows Frederick Wheeler Hinckley's vision for the development. Each house, designed by Hinckley, was different. They were built for families of different sizes and different income levels.


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Adelbert Street, Sylvan Site, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Adelbert Street, Sylvan Site, South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10694 info
Maine Historical Society

The view of Adelbert Street shows three houses in the Sylvan Site housing development in South Portland. All the homes were of different designs. All were designed by Frederick Wheeler Hinckley.


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Spanish villa, 140 Clifford Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Spanish villa, 140 Clifford Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Item 10705 info
Maine Historical Society

A Spanish villa style home at 140 Clifford Street, South Portland, is part of the Sylvan Site development created in the 1920s by Frederick Wheeler Hinckley. The photograph by Walter Fenley was hand tinted. Directions to the painter noted "house salmon color" and "chimney same as house."


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Stone and stucco house, 6 Richards Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Stone and stucco house, 6 Richards Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Item 10706 info
Maine Historical Society

A hand-tinted photo shows a stone and stucco house at 6 Richards Street, South Portland, in the Sylvan Site, a 1920s development in which all houses were different. Directions to the painter of the photograph stated "stucco mulberry" and "stucco with a crimson tint (purplish), trimmings dark crimson (garnet), stone bluish, greenish, dark yellowish, roof burn sienna, chimney drab, door bright ochre."


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Shingled craftsman cottage, 20 Adelbert St., South Portland, ca. 1920s

Shingled craftsman cottage, 20 Adelbert St., South Portland, ca. 1920s

Item 10689 info
Maine Historical Society

The cottage at 20 Adelbert Street, shown in this colorized photo from the 1920s, was built by attorney and politician Frederick Wheeler Hinckley as part of his Sylvan Site development in South Portland. Each house was unique. The development was created after the Million Dollar Bridge was built connecting Portland and South Portland.


This Exhibit Contains 20 Items