House for Capt. John W. Deering, Kennebunkport, 1890

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Architecture commission for John W. Deering at an unknown address in Kennebunkport, ME, 1890. The commission is associated with John Calvin Stevens. This item is part of the Stevens Architects drawings and records collection.

This house may have been the summer home of John W. Deering (1833-1904), a Portland politician. Deering, a Democrat, served two single year terms as the Mayor of Portland, Maine (1883 and 1885). He was born in Saco, Maine in 1833 and became a sailor. He eventually became a captain involved in commerce in the Mediterranean Sea. In 1867, he settled in Portland and became active in city politics

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  • Title: House for Capt. John W. Deering, Kennebunkport, 1890
  • Address: unknown, Kennebunkport, York County, ME
  • Client: John W. Deering
  • Creation Date: 1890
  • Subject Date: 1890
  • Primary Architects: John Calvin Stevens
  • Object Type: Text and Image
  • Subtype: architectural drawing
  • Media/Genre: floor plans; presentation drawings; elevations; architectural elements; cross sections;
  • Materials: graphite on tracing paper; ink on tracing paper; ink on paper;
  • Local Code: Coll. 209, 3-A-7-01
  • Collection: Stevens Architects drawings and records collection
  • Number of items in commission: 30

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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