Capt. Jonathon Holman Jr. House, Dixfield Common, ca. 1880

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Capt. Jonathon Holman Jr. House, Dixfield Common, ca. 1880
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Revolutionary War veteran Jonathan Holman established the settlement of Holmantown in the late 1700s, near what is now known as Dixfield Common.

Holmantown was incorporated as Dixfield in 1803. Holman's three sons, Peter, Ebenezer, and Capt. Jonathon Jr., each built large homes on or near the Common.

Capt. Jonathon Holman Jr.'s brick home was reported to have eleven fireplaces and walls twelve inches thick. Sometime prior to 1900, the home was lost to fire caused by lightening. Remnants of the brick walls and fireplaces can still be found as of 2015.

Ebenezer Holman's home was destroyed by fire as well, but Peter Holman's homestead remains standing in 2015, though uninhabited and in great disrepair.

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About This Item

  • Title: Capt. Jonathon Holman Jr. House, Dixfield Common, ca. 1880
  • Creator: Dixfield Historical Society Reference Photo Coll
  • Creation Date: circa 1880
  • Subject Date: circa 1880
  • Local Name: Common
  • Town: Dixfield
  • County: Oxford
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9.8 cm x 14.4 cm
  • Local Code: 2015-117
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Dixfield Historical Society
59 Main Street, PO Box 182, Dixfield, ME 04224
(207) 562-7595

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