The Hamilton, Chebeague Island, ca. 1911

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The Hamilton, Chebeague Island, ca. 1911

This record was added to Maine Memory Network through the efforts of a student at Waynflete School.


Located on Chebeague Island, the Hamilton House was built by Jonathan Hamilton around 1785. Its picturesque location on a hill overlooking the Salmon Falls River made it the ideal location for Hamilton’s shipping business.

Today, the Hamilton House is renowned as one of the region's best examples of the Colonial Revival-style country estates. "The house features two whimsical murals commissioned by the women as well as antique furnishings and handcrafted decorative arts they collected. The elaborate perennial garden, with its charming garden cottage, provides visitors with a place to stroll and picnic overlooking the river. "

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  • Title: The Hamilton, Chebeague Island, ca. 1911
  • Creator: The Photograph C.O.N.Y City
  • Creation Date: circa 1911
  • Subject Date: circa 1911
  • Town: Chebeague Island
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 7 cm x 11 cm
  • Local Code: P116
  • Collection: Historic Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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