Brick from Montpelier, Thomaston, 1794

Contributed by The General Henry Knox Museum


This brick is supposed to have come from Montpelier, the 1794 mansion built by General Henry Knox at the head of the St. Georges River in Thomaston. There is some indication from Knox's financial records that some of the bricks he used to build the mansion came from his own brick making business near Montpelier. When the mansion was torn down in 1871, many local townspeople took pieces of the building as souveniers, and this may be one of them. A Thomaston family held this brick, with the story of its provenance, until 1995, when it was donated to the General Henry Knox Museum.

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About This Item

  • Title: Brick from Montpelier, Thomaston, 1794
  • Creator: Knox, Henry
  • Creation Date: circa 1794
  • Subject Date: circa 1794
  • Town: Thomaston
  • County: Knox
  • State: ME
  • Media: Brick
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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The General Henry Knox Museum
P.O. Box 326, Thomaston, ME 04861
(207) 354-0180

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