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This classic Greek Revival example was built in the 1840s by Captain Charles Ranlett, (1816-1917), a Thomaston shipbuilder. While known as the Captain Ranlett House, it is also called the Gould House after subsequent owners, Honorable A. P. Gould and Albert T. Gould.
During the Goulds’ ownership, a room in the house was decorated with artwork executed by a French artist, who copied a design found in an English castle.
Captain Ranlett built the 654 ton Bark Sunbeam, the first vessel built with wire rigging in Thomaston. In 1864 he departed in company with his second wife, Ann Maria Jordan, and two children on a circumnavigation. Ranlett captained the first Thomaston vessel to circumnavigate the globe.
After returning to Boston the following year, he sold the Sunbeam to his brother-in-law, Captain Sam Jordan.
About This Item
- Title: The Ranlett House, Thomaston, ca. 1960
- 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: HousesDocumentBox
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Thomaston Historical Society
PO Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354 2295
This Item is protected by copyright and/or related rights. No Permission is required to use the low-resolution watermarked image for educational use, or as allowed by the applicable copyright. For all other uses, permission is required.
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Gould, Albert T.--Homes and haunts--Maine--Thomaston
- Gould, Albert P., 1821-1888--Homes and haunts--Maine--Thomaston
- Historic buildings--Maine--Thomaston
- Architecture, Domestic
- Ranlett, Charles, 1816-1917--Homes and haunts--Maine--Thomaston
- Greek Revival (Architecture)
- 19th Century House
- Bark Sunbeam
- English castle
- family at sea
- French artist
- Gould House
- Main Street
- Thomaston sea captain
- Thomaston shipbuilder
- wire rigging
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