Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913–1956 Location: Bath Client: John Sedgwick Hyde Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1882–1886 Location: Falmouth Client: John Marshall Brown Architect: John Calvin Stevens; Fassett & Stevens Architects
Desserts have always been a special treat. For centuries, Mainers have enjoyed something sweet as a nice conclusion to a meal or celebrate a special occasion. But many things have changed over the years: how cooks learn to make desserts, what foods and tools were available, what was important to people.
In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
… & At Home Dresses View the Wrappers, Tea Gowns & At Home Dresses Slide Show Wrapper is the traditional term used for the gowns gathered…