Weston Homestead, Madison, ca. 1883

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Weston Homestead, Madison, ca. 1883

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Description

Deacon Benjamin Weston settled in 1786 along the Kennebec River in Madison. Constructed in 1817, on a thousand acres facing the river, the homestead remained in the family for over 225 years.

The 14 room, Federal-style house has 8 fireplaces; two for 'winter cooking' on cranes and kettles; an ell, with 'summer kitchen', buttery, cast iron stove, on the east elevation; a relocated school house, known as 'Addie's Kitchen' with cookstove and tank, attached on the north elevation.

Addie Bixby Weston (1850-1919) is pictured in the doorstep of the photograph.

Outbuildings were typical for a rural Maine farm: large barn, for pigs, sheep, cattle, oxen; horse stable, shop, machine shed, granary, corncrib, chicken houses, pump house, icehouse, hay scale, water though, house for hired help.

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About This Item

  • Title: Weston Homestead, Madison, ca. 1883
  • Creation Date: circa 1883
  • Subject Date: circa 1883
  • Town: Madison
  • County: Somerset
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Local Code: Coll. 2650, Box 84/1
  • Collection: Weston Homestead Farm Corporation collection
  • Object Type: Image

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