Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Architecture commission for Richard S. Chapman at an unknown address in Pond Cove, Cape Elizabeth, ME, 1944–1947. The commission is associated with John Howard Stevens and John Calvin Stevens II Architects. This item is part of the Stevens Architects drawings and records collection.
Richard S. Chapman was chief judge of the Maine district court system.
Judge Chapman was given much of the responsibility for planning and implementing the system, which in March, 1962, replaced the municipal and trial justice system that had operated since 1820, when Maine became a state. He was named the first chief judge of the 18‐judge system by Gov. John H. Reed, and was reappointed by Gov. Kenneth M. Curtis in 1969.
Judge Chapman was born in Portland and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1928 and Harvard Law School in 1938, when he began practice in his native city. He served for 12 years as a prosecutor, which helped him to get the district courts into operation. He served for six years as county attorney for Cumberland County, after having served for six years as the assistant. Judge Chapman died in 1971 at the age of 64.
About This Item
- Title: Chapman residence, Cape Elizabeth, 1944-1947
- Address: unknown, Pond Cove, Cape Elizabeth, Cumberland County, ME
- Clients: Richard S. Chapman; Owen Philbin
- Creation Date: 1944–1947
- Subject Date: 1944–1947
- Primary Architects: John Howard Stevens and John Calvin Stevens II Architects
- Contributing Architects: Albert J. Smith
- Object Type: Text and Image
- Subtype: architectural drawing
- Media/Genre: floor plans; presentation drawings; elevations; architectural elements; land surveys; site plans; topographical maps; alterations;
- Materials: blueprints; graphite on tracing paper; hand coloring;
- Local Code: Coll. 209, 6-D-15
- Collection: Stevens Architects drawings and records collection
- Number of items in commission: 44
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