J. B. Brown flats on Neal St., Portland, 1907

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Architecture commission for J. B. Brown & Sons at 94 Neal Street in Portland, ME, 1907. 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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