Elm Street, Thomaston, ca. 1870

Contributed by Thomaston Historical Society

Elm Street, Thomaston, ca. 1870

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Description

This early view looking north on Elm Street shows the Blood House at the corner where the street bends to the east.

In 1844 Ezekiel Blood purchased the lot on which the previous house, built by David Piper, was burned to the ground in 1836. Ezekiel, a joiner, built his house within the same year of his land purchase.

The house is a fine well-proportioned Greek Revial one and a half storey structure with grand full-length windows in the front. A full porch supported by four columns extends across the full front width of the house. Four rooms flank a center hall with an added ell extending behind the building.

In 1866 shares for the property were purchsed by Congregational Church members, and for many years, the house was used as a church parsonage. Rev. J. K. Mason was the first clergyman to occupy the home.

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About This Item

  • Title: Elm Street, Thomaston, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Town: Thomaston
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 19 cm x 25 cm
  • Local Code: PhotographBoxHouses
  • Object Type: Image

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Thomaston Historical Society
PO Box 384, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354 2295
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