Contributed by Maine Central Institute
Originally built in 1868 by Isaac H. Lancey (1827-1898), the Lancey House cost $15,000. It served the area for nearly a century as a hotel and restaurant.
The Lancey House sustained $25,000 in damages when it burned in October 1906, leaving Pittsfield without a hotel for nearly five years, as it did not re-open until 1911. The Lancey House continued to serve the area for many years but then sustained another blaze on October 30, 1965 and by the following October was demolished.
In 1885 Colonel Walter G. Morrill built a livery stable adjacent to the Lancey House. Morrill operated the stable for a number of years. Morill also ran the Union Trotting Park on Peltoma Avenue in Pittsfield, and later became well known throughout the state as a harness race promoter.
About This Item
- Title: The New Lancey House, Pittsfield, ca. 1912
- Creator: H.H.. Nutter, Pittsfield, Maine
- Creation Date: circa 1912
- Subject Date: circa 1912
- Local Name: Lancey House
- Town: Pittsfield
- County: Somerset
- State: ME
- Media: Postcard
- Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 13.6 cm
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Veterans--Civil War
- Racetracks (Horse racing)--Maine
- Harness racing--Maine
- Pittsfield (Me.)--History
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295 Main Street, Pittsfield, ME 04967
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