Baluster from Montpelier, ca. 1794

Contributed by The General Henry Knox Museum


This baluster is one from the semi-flying staircase in Montpelier, the mansion built by Major-General Henry Knox in Thomaston. It dates from about 1794, the year the mansion was built. When the mansion was razed in 1871, many locals took pieces of it as mementos, and the sight of these balustrades was so common around town they were called "Thomaston walking sticks." When the mansion was recreated in 1930 pieces such as this were invaluable aids.

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About This Item

  • Title: Baluster from Montpelier, ca. 1794
  • Creation Date: 1794
  • Subject Date: 1794
  • Location: Thomaston, Knox County, ME
  • Media: Wood
  • Dimensions: 70 cm x 3 cm x 3 cm
  • Local Code: P-102f
  • 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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