Keywords: War Housing
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1942–1948 Location: Bangor Client: T.W. Cunningham Contractors Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell
The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.
In 1954, November 11 became known as Veterans Day, a time to honor American veterans of all wars. The holiday originated, however, as a way to memorialize the end of World War I, November 11, 1918, and to "perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations." Mainers were involved in World War I as soldiers, nurses, and workers on the homefront aiding the military effort.
With a long history of patriotism and service, Maine experienced the war in a truly distinct way. Its individual experiences tell the story of not only what it means to be an American, but what it means to be from Maine during the war to end all wars.
… Telegram, Sunday June 11, 1939 Big House Little House Back House Barn. Thomas C. Hubka, University Press of New England, 1984 Eastern Argus, May…