Knox Memorial Mansion, Thomaston, ca. 1931

Contributed by Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum

Description

In the first decade of the 20th century, the Knox Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution spearheaded a movement to reconstruct Henry Knox's mansion Montpelier, as a memorial to the Revolutionary War hero.

He retired to Thomaston in 1795, after serving as the country's first Secretary of War. The original mansion was torn down in 1871. In 1929 the Knox Memorial Association, which grew out of the DAR's efforts, broke ground on the replica.

The architects were Putnam and Cox of Boston.

The grand opening was held in 1931. This postcard shows the memorial shortly after it was completed.

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About This Item

  • Title: Knox Memorial Mansion, Thomaston, ca. 1931
  • Creation Date: circa 1931
  • Subject Date: circa 1931
  • Town: Thomaston
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Local Code: Postcard file
  • Object Type: Image

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Montpelier, The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180
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