J. B. Brown town houses on Neal St., Portland, 1906

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Architecture commission for J. B. Brown at 117-131 Neal Street in Portland, ME, 1906. The commission is associated with John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects. This item is part of the Stevens Architects drawings and records collection.

John Bundy Brown was one of the state’s wealthiest resident and largest landowner in Portland in the 1860s. After the Great Fire of 1866, where he lost more money than anyone in Portland, Brown immediately began rebuilding the city after the Great Fire including another sugar house and the luxurious Falmouth Hotel. He also built mansions on the 400-plus acres of land he owned on the West End, providing new homes to the city’s more affluent residents and creating what would long be known as the city’s most exclusive neighborhood.

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  • Title: J. B. Brown town houses on Neal St., Portland, 1906
  • Address: 117-131 Neal Street, Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Client: J. B. Brown
  • Creation Date: 1906
  • Subject Date: 1906
  • Primary Architects: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
  • Object Type: Text and Image
  • Subtype: architectural drawing; landscape drawing
  • Media/Genre: floor plans; elevations; architectural elements; structural elements; foundation plans; planting plans; site plans; sketches;
  • Materials: graphite on tracing paper; graphite on paper; graphite on linen; ink on linen; hand coloring;
  • Local Code: Coll. 209, 4-D-2
  • Collection: Stevens Architects drawings and records collection
  • Number of items in commission: 117

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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