Category Archives: Federal style

Glimpses. 672 Ocean Avenue

Probably built between 1804 and 1814 by Nathan Sawyer. A transitional Georgian/Federal in the Lunt’s Corner neighborhood. Continue reading

Glimpses. 136 Pleasant Street

Built ca: 1830. Probably built by Joseph Ilsley.

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Glimpses. 51 Tyng Street

Possibly built ca 1810 for Elijah Hossack.

A tattered but solid Federal between Danforth and York Streets

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130 Park Street

Built ca: 1847-48 by Joseph H PoorA transitional Federal/Greek Revival between Congress and Spring Streets

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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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