Can Plant House, Lubec, 1975, 1975

Contributed by Lubec Historical Society


According to the book, “200 Years of Lubec History,” p. 123, “...the American Can Company domiciled their young sales managers here. Lubec, it appears, was a training ground for young executives on the way up the company ladder. Husbands and wives were a team, and the social life was an important part of it.” Built in the early 20th century, the first occupants were Charles C. Winton and his family, wife Mabel nee Tarring, and their children Charles C., Jr., J. Elizabeth “Betty,” Henry W., and James H. Winton.

According to Betty Winton’s granddaughter Debi Ham, the five-bedroom house had bathrooms on both floors, unusual in 1910. The second story included a stairway to a maid’s quarters. A floor button in the dining room called for service. There were separate rooms in the basement, one of which stored fruits and vegetables prior to canning. Ms. Ham recalls her grandmother describing great beds of colorful nasturtiums on both sides of the house.

The family occupied the house until about 1920 when Charles Winton became manager of the American Can Plant in Portland.

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About This Item

  • Title: Can Plant House, Lubec, 1975, 1975
  • Creator: Red Morrison
  • Creation Date: 1975
  • Subject Date: 1975
  • Location: Lubec, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Kodachrome slide
  • Dimensions: 2.4 cm x 3.5 cm
  • Local Code: 547 jpg
  • Object Type: Image

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Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

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