Category Archives: Spring Street

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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West End Walks. 360 Spring Street

Built in 1890 by Sydney W Thaxter

Design by Albert Winslow Cobb.

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West End Walks. 387 Spring Street

387 Spring Street. A ‘moving’ story.

wpid-20150705_163501.pngNestled on a tree lined lot at the far western end of Spring Street, this little gem is a voice from a much earlier time. Continue reading