Category Archives: Home of the architect

West End Walks. 143 Pine Street. A home for an architect.

Built in 1863 by Thomas Cummings father and son.

The elder Cummings was an architect in Portland.

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In Focus. Charles Quincy Clapp. Part 2. A Period of Domesticity

Welcome to part two of a focused look at the life and works of Charles Quincy Clapp. In part one, I looked at his early years and some of his earliest, mostly commercial, works. In this section, I am going to focus in CQ’s domestic work, both for himself and as part of the family’s investments.

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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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6 Deering Street. A home for an architect.

Built by George M Harding in 186820161223_125237.jpg

Harding was an architect. In 1873 he was listed as working from his home on Deering Street but I have also found biographical information placing him in Boston in the same year.

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West End Walks. 393-395 Danforth Street

Built in 1859 by Charles A Alexander as his own residence. Alexander was a local architect whose work we have seen in the Spring mansions also on Danforth Street.

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Glimpses. 182 Craigie Street. A home for an architect.

Built by John Howard Stevens in 1904. Enlarged in 1914.

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