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.

Glimpses. 132 Pleasant Avenue

Built ca: 1900

A large but seemingly incomplete Queen Anne in Deering

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41/99 Capisic Street


Built ca 1845-50

The ambiguity of the name reflects the many changes Portland has made to it’s street numbering system.

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Glimpses. 66 West Street

Built in 1919 for James and Rose Macy

A low-key colonial revival in the West End

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129 William Street.

Built prior to 1900 by Arthur E Marks

Another house built on spec in Fessenden Park.

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Glimpses. 126 William Street. By request

Built prior to 1899 by Arthur E Marks

Built ‘on spec’ as part of the Fessenden Park development

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Glimpses. 263 Brighton Avenue


Built ca 1919

A brick Arts and Crafts in Fessenden Park Extension.

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48 State Street. By request

Built ca 1890 by Jacob Winslow.

A brick, 3 story apartment building on the lower end of State Street. Design probably from the office of Francis Fassett.

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