Adam P. Leighton residence elevation, Portland, ca. 1903

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Architecture commission for Adam P. Leighton at 261 Western Promenade in Portland, ME, circa 1903. The commission is associated with Frederick A. Tompson, Architect. This item is part of the Maine Medical Center collection.

The Adam P. Leighton House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Originally built for Adam P. Leighton, Sr., the mayor of Portland from 1908 to 1909 and a businessman "commonly considered the father of the American postcard industry." (Wikipedia, Adam P. Leighton House). Adam P. Leighton, Jr., the youngest of Leighton Sr.'s four children, was a doctor, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, and worked at Maine General Hospital for part of his career.

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  • Title: Adam P. Leighton residence elevation, Portland, ca. 1903
  • Address: 261 Western Promenade, Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Client: Adam P. Leighton
  • Building Name: Adam P. Leighton House
  • Creation Date: circa 1903
  • Subject Date: circa 1903
  • Primary Architects: Frederick A. Tompson, Architect
  • Object Type: Text and Image
  • Subtype: architectural drawing
  • Media/Genre: elevations; sketches; floor plans
  • Materials: graphite on paper; hand coloring
  • Local Code: Coll. 4221, 34-E-1
  • Collection: Maine Medical Center collection
  • Number of items in commission: 3

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Maine Historical Society
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