Author Archives: alewifecove

About alewifecove

I am 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 25 years now.

Glimpses. 95 Deerfield Road.

Built in 1914 for Hazel & Harold Blanchard. Design probably by the firm John Calvin Stevens Architects.

A substantial Shingle Style home in the Boulevard Park neighborhood. Continue reading

Glimpses. 33 Cushman Street.

Built ca: 1868 for William and Mary Milliken. Possibly by James Tenney.

A remuddled Italianate in the West End neighborhood Continue reading

19 Anderson Street

Built ca: 1882 for Robert McCloskey

A scruffy but vibrant Italianate in the East Bayside neighborhood. Continue reading

Glimpses. 40 Belmont Street

Built ca: 1902 on spec for Lewellyn Morse Leighton. Design by Fred Tompson

A lovely Colonial Revival in the Coyle Park neighborhood.
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Field Trip. 88-90 Sawyer Street, South Portland

Built ca: 1849 by Stephen Hubbard

A charming Greek Revival double-house in the Ferry Village neighborhood Continue reading

Glimpses. 151 Vaughan Street

Built ca: 1902 for Fred Richards as a wedding present to Edward and Gertrude Piper.

An odd Colonial Revival in the West End Historic District Continue reading

Glimpses. 672 Ocean Avenue

Probably built between 1804 and 1814 by Nathan Sawyer. A transitional Georgian/Federal in the Lunt’s Corner neighborhood. Continue reading

Glimpses. 46 West Street

Built in 1876 by Moses C Merrill

A Mansard roofed Italianate in the West End. Continue reading

West End Walks. 77-79 Carleton Street

Built ca: 1855 by Sewall Chase

An odd brick Italianate in the West End. Continue reading

15-17 Deering Street

Built in 1870 for Caroline and Thomas Weston. Simon Libby, builder. Samuel Knight and Nathan Redlon, masons.

A large Italianate double-house in the Deering Street Historic District. Continue reading