Built around 1917 for Raymond S Oakes. Oakes was a prominent attorney and legislator.
The home sits on a large sylvan lot which adds greatly to its character. The treatment of the wall shingles is interesting. It helps to emphasize the horizontality of the design. I am pretty sure I have seen this feature on other buildings in the area but I cannot say exactly where.
Raymond Oakes, right, and Clyde Smith in 1927. Smith was a state legislator whose wife was Margaret Chase Smith.
The large sylvan lot next door is actually the Bailey Hill Cemetery where Deacon John Bailey of 1235 Congress St may still be buried. There are only two flattened headstones remaining.
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