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Built in 1794 by Captain John Rider (1846-1915) for the Knox family, this house on Pine Street was occupied by Knox’s son, Henry Jackson Knox, and son-in-law, General Thatcher. The original ceilings were reported to have been 12’ downstairs and 9’ upstairs.
Brown Stimpson, apothecary, manufacturer of cordials and the celebrated Stimpson Pills, later occupied the house. Stimpson’s 4th child, a daughter, was named Caroline Knox, in honor of General Knox’s daughter. His son, Charles W., built the Stimpson business block on the north side of Main Street.
About This Item
- Title: The Stimpson House, Thomaston, ca. 1960
- Creation Date: circa 1960
- Subject Date: circa 1960
- Location: Thomaston, Knox County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 24 cm
- Local Code: HousesDocumentBox
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Historic American Buildings Survey
- Architecture, Domestic--Maine--Thomaston
- Historic buildings--Maine--Thomaston
- Knox family
- Stimpson family
- Ship captains--Maine--Thomaston
- Patent medicines
- Ryder, John
- Knox, Henry J.
- Thatcher, General
- Stimpson, Brown
- Stimpson, Caroline Knox
- Stimpson, Charles W.
- 18th century house
- house builder
- Knox family
- Main Street
- Pine Street
- Stimpson Block
- Stimpson House
- Stimpson Pills
- store owner
- Thomaston sea captain
For more information about this item, contact:Thomaston Historical Society
PO Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354 2295
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