The Samoset, Rockport, 1917

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Architecture commission for The Samoset at 220 Warrenton Street in Rockport, ME, 1917. 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.

The Bay Point Hotel, owned by Francis Cobb II, opened on July 4th, 1889. In 1902, the Ricker family, owners and operators of the Poland Spring Hotel, bought the property and embellished the L-shaped building with turrets, porches, and gingerbread decoration.
Hiram Ricker renamed the hotel "The Samoset," after the Pemaquid chief who was among the first people to greet Europeans.
In 1911 the Maine Central Railroad acquired the hotel. The hotel closed in 1969 and burned completely on October 13, 1972.
A new Samoset was built in 1978.

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Maine Historical Society
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