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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. 18 Davis Street

Built ca: 1900 by the West End Land Company

A small Queen Anne in the Libby’s Corner neighborhood Continue reading

Glimpses. 50 Cushman Street.

Built in 1870 by James Tenney for Clinton and Olive Jones

A substantial Second Empire in the West End neighborhood.

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Why I do this

From “The Building of a House. A chapter in “Fraternity Papers”. Published by Edward H Elwell in 1888.

“There is a human interest in the biography of an old house . It is the story of generations which “ come like shadows , so depart ; ” of families which burgeoned and blossomed , and filled the old rooms with life and laughter , and grew up to maturity and strength , and spread wide their branches , and struck their roots deep into the soil , and seemed to hold possession forevermore , and then fell away limb by limb , and were shattered by the blasts of adversity , and sank into forgetfulness and sheer oblivion , and were succeeded by others who know them not , who in their turn flourished and decayed , and were alike forgotten”

Glimpses. 22 Deblois Street

Built ca 1910 for Frederic Dudley. Design by Miller and Mayo.

An imposing Colonial Revival in the Longfellow Highlands neighborhood.

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60-62 Hampshire Street

Built ca 1867 for John Barbour & Jane Barbour Staples.

A fine, if somewhat remuddled, Second Empire double house in the India Street neighborhood.

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Glimpses. 108 Salem Street

Built ca: 1855 by John Neal

A pleasant, and substantially altered, Greek Revival on the harbor slope of the West End.

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Glimpses. 85 Clinton Street

Built ca: 1921 for Karl Von Rydingsvard

A modest Arts and Crafts in the Deering Center neighborhood.

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Glimpses. 88 Stevens Avenue

Built ca 1870 by Thomas W O’Brion for his son Edward.

A funky Second Empire in the Bradley’s Corner neighborhood

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44 Cedar Street

Built sometime between 1845 and 1852 by Edward P Thompson.

A sturdy Greek Revival in the Bayside neighborhood.

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Reader Suggestion. 1040 Ocean Street

Built ca 1900. Probably by Jacob Shattuck.

An odd, and probably doomed, Queen Anne on the Falmouth line.

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