Category Archives: Congress Street

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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In Focus. Charles Quincy Clapp. Part 1. Early Works

When the term ‘architects of Portland Maine’ comes up, a couple of names normally spring to mind. John Calvin Stevens is the most obvious and perhaps Francis Fassett. Beyond that, only the cognoscenti would be able to suggest any others. Which is a shame as the pool of talent was deep. Hopefully, in the coming months, I can do a little to rectify that.

Charles Quincy Clapp ca: 1863

Charles Quincy Clapp ca: 1863

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Glimpses. 749 Congress Street. Updated 11.16.2017

Built in 1881 for Mellen Bolster.20161030_124525.jpgDesign by John Calvin Stevens while in partnership with Francis Fassett.

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