Chamberlain House, Brunswick, ca. 1870

Contributed by Pejepscot History Center


This cape-style house was built in 1825 and purchased by Joshua Chamberlain and his wife in 1859. Originally located at 4 Potter Street in Brunswick, the Chamberlains moved the house to the corner of Potter and Maine Street in 1867.

More changes were made to the house throughout their occupancy, including in 1871 when the house was raised and a new first floor was added.

In 1830, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and his wife had rented three rooms in this house while he taught at Bowdoin College.

The Chamberlains owned the house from 1859 to 1914. The house is now the Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum.

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About This Item

  • Title: Chamberlain House, Brunswick, ca. 1870
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Town: Brunswick
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 19 cm
  • Local Code: 1993.30.17 Photo Album
  • Collection: Photo Archives
  • Object Type: Image

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Pejepscot History Center
159 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 729-6606

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