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"Belfield," the home of Henry St. John Smith (1852-1896), who attended Harvard University, graduated and passed the bar, but never practiced law.
He instead joined a banking firm, where he was very successful. He was well traveled, having made three trips around the world.
His estates in Cape Elizabeth were compared to those of England, as they were thickly wooded.
Portland architect John Calvin Stevens designed this house around 1890.
About This Item
- Title: 'Belfield,' Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1890
- Creation Date: circa 1890
- Subject Date: circa 1890
- Town: Cape Elizabeth
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Local Code: Coll. 209, Box 37/5; Record 812.2 1994.1000.24
- Collection: John Calvin Stevens architectural drawings and records collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Dwellings--Maine--Cape Elizabeth
- Smith, Henry St. John, 1852-1896--Homes and haunts--Maine--Cape Elizabeth
- Stevens, John Calvin
- Architecture, Domestic--Shingle Style--Maine
- Banking industry--Maine--Portland
- Houses--Maine--Cape Elizabeth
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