North waterford ME

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It annexed land from Albany to complete its boundaries in The Artemis Ward House commemorates the birthplace of Charles Farrar Brownethe 19th century humorist better known under his pen name.

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Early 19th century U. Representative Elbridge Gerry was born in Waterford in Settled inthe town has been known for its orchards and small wood products businesses. The community features three villages. This general store provides gas and basic groceries.

The main village lies on the shore of Keoka Lake, and State Routes 35, 37 and provide easy access to lakesides, and to the larger communities to the south. Waterford, features a nationally recognized historic district that incorporates the Town Common surrounded by late 18th- and early 19th-century structures. Congressional Medal of Honor winner:. Gage, Thomas Hovey. Notes on the History of Waterford, Maine.

Worcester, Mass. Holt, Edward A. Harpswell, Me. Historic Preservation Commission.

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Augusta, Me. North Waterford Congregational Church: Ripley, Lincoln. Waterford, Me. Waterford Historical Society.

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Waterford, Maine, It is an important reminder of the prosperity achieved at that time by some farmers in the region. One of the oldest and best preserved houses in Waterford, it is also the only structure directly associated with David McWainthe legendary first settler of the community.

In McWain traveled from Bolton, Massachusetts to a parcel of land that he acquired in the newly established town.

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Apparently he first occupied a cabin near the river although he spent the winters of and in Bolton. After he established his permanent residence on his farm. McWain later acquired a of ading tracts. In he purchased the property where the house stands. McWain, who never married, was the subject of a lengthy paragraph in Rev. McQuain [sic] continues in a state of celibacy, without any female person in his house or any housekeeper but himself.

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He now owns eight hundred acres of land in one body besides some outlands. He keeps forty head of cattle. His cows would afford a profitable dairy, if he had a dairy woman; but at present he finds it most advantageous to give the milk to his hogs. On January 19,he married Laurinda Willard. For what period of time they remained on the farm is not certain. After his death the house passed to his children, but the family moved to an adjacent farm about Hague, the aunt of the owner.

The Hague family made some alterations to the barn. Moheny photos, North waterford ME. Its classic lines, noble steeple and aspect on a high slope above the Commons have made it the subject of innumerable memorabilia and carried its picture the world over. His practice as an architect, beginning in his native Bethel and continuing in other communities such as Norway and Yarmouth, apparently included a specialization in church de. The North Waterford church is perhaps the most outstanding surviving example from this phase of his career.

By the mids Holt devoted most of his time to the de and construction of railroad bridges and stations along the Maine Central Railroad. His important work in Maine in this field lasted until he moved to California in Arriving aboutLongley built a log house but so many calls were made on his hospitality by passing travelers that he opened a public house in The building, considerably altered, is the locally well known Lake House Inn and Restaurant. A man with an eye to the future, he planned for the village that he saw would spring up and laid out the common that remains today though reduced in size.

He subdivided his holdings along the north-south road and sold the lots as new settlers arrived. He also built a store in In Longley sold his tavern to Peter Warren who in turn sold it in to Dr. Calvin Farrar. Farrar, taking advantage of a nearby mineral spring, opened a highly successful hydropathic spa and was succeeded by a Dr. Prescott; he in turn succeeded by Dr. One of the earliest buildings in the village is the Levi Browne House built in An early store owner in Waterford was Ambrose A. Knight who, aboutbuilt a handsome Federal residence.

Marked by a beautiful fan doorway with well proportioned Palladian window above and rich detailing, his house is the most outstanding architecturally in the district. Also notable is the Gage-Rice House, a Federal structure with extended attached buildings, built in by Dr. Leander Gage who moved to Waterford from Bethel. Part of this property is a handsome Greek Revival barn. The Waterford Historic District is ificant in totality as a remarkably unchanged 19th century village, well maintained and reflecting in its quiet dignity the less frenetic pace of a departed era.

One ificant residential building on the north side of the district was omitted in error. The property housed a tannery during the last four decades of the 19th century, and starting in about the property evolved from a single family home to a boarding house catering to summer visitors to the village. Save my name,and website in this browser for the next time I comment.

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Population Trend General Store in North Waterford First Congregational Church North Waterford Congregational Church Waterford Grange Historic District Historical Society at Keoka Lake Keoka Lake near the Historical Society Lake House in the Historic District Town Common in the Historic District Gage-Rice House

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