Map of Cushing Island, ca. 1888

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Map of Cushing Island, ca. 1888

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This map shows lots and plans for a summer colony on Cushing Island.

In 1883 Francis Cushing hired Frederick Law Olmsted and Charles Eliot, landscape architects, to design a summer resort on this private island in Casco Bay.

The Ottawa House was designed to attract summer visitors from Canada.

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About This Item

  • Title: Map of Cushing Island, ca. 1888
  • Creator: Ilsley & Cummings
  • Creation Date: circa 1888
  • Subject Date: circa 1888
  • Local Name: Cushing Island
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper, map
  • Dimensions: 23 cm x 39 cm
  • Local Code: Map FF 150
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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

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