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This house was built around 1845 by Daniel Morse on land purchased from Benjamin Bussey. The house sits on Gleason Street, directly behind the Thomaston Academy building on East Main Street.
Daniel manufactured lime with Aaron Austin in kilns on the western side of Mill River not far from the railroad bridge. He married Jane Austin and died in 1891.
Some years ago, former town historian F. L. S. Morse, pointed out the remains of an old foundation lying to the west of the house. He suggested this may have been from the old Benjamin Bussey barn. He also suggested that it might have been the remains of the old barn previously built for the Native Americans to use while trading in the area.
About This Item
- Title: The Daniel Morse House, Thomaston, ca. 1960s
- Creation Date: circa 1960
- Subject Date: circa 1960
- Town: Thomaston
- County: Knox
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 24 cm
- Local Code: Houses Photograph Box
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Historic buildings--Maine--Thomaston
- Architecture, Domestic
- 19th century building
- Daniel Morse House
- Gleason Street
- Indian barn
- Indian trading
- Mill River
- Native Americans
- railroad bridge
- Thomaston Academy
For more information about this item, contact:Thomaston Historical Society
PO Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354 2295
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