Author Archives: alewifecove

About alewifecove

I am a home brewing, hop growing, history loving foodie from the Coast of Maine. In my daily life I endeavor to make people think I have a few brain cells that still seem to function. Usually I succeed. I am married to a woman who has the patience of a saint and the strength of a high priestess. For some inexplicable reason, she has chosen to tolerate my presence for some 19 years now.

277 Congress Street. The James Cunningham house.

A funky little Queen Anne in the India Street District. Built ca: 1875-80

A story in which we meet a man who it can truly be said built much of the Portland we see today.

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Glimpses. 67 Gray Street

The short block of Gray Street from Brackett to Winter is home to an eclectic blend of 19th century houses in varying states of repair.

I, of course, am drawn to the house in the ‘worse’ condition.

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318 Brighton Avenue. The Horace Farnham House

Built in 1902 by Horace Frank Farnham

Designed by John Calvin Stevens

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