Southgate Mansion, Scarborough, ca. 1900

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Southgate Mansion, Scarborough, ca. 1900

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This house was built between 1800 and 1805 by Dr. Robert Southgate. Dr. Southgate traveled from Leicester, Massachusetts, to Scarborough by horseback with all of his belongings in his saddlebag.

He was interested in law and medicine and practiced both at various times in his life. He married Mary King, the daughter of Richard King of Dunstan Landing, and they had twelve children. Southgate died in 1833 at the age of 92.

This house, which was built from bricks from local kilns, was still standing in 2010. The property is on the west side of Route 1 in Dunstan between Estabrooks Gardening Center and the Dunstan School Restaurant.

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  • Title: Southgate Mansion, Scarborough, ca. 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.7 cm x 17.7 cm
  • Local Code: 89.9
  • Object Type: Image

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207) 885-9997

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