Category Archives: Survivor

West End Walks. The Spring houses. Of details and decay

On the upper blocks of Danforth Street, at the corner of Emery Street, sits a pair of imposing brick houses. Built in the early 1850’s for members of a mercantile family who’s history is now a bit vague, they now present a dichotomy of care and neglect.

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1365 Westbrook Street. The Francis Waldo / Daniel Dole house.

Much has been said and written about General Samuel Waldo. War hero. Scoundrel. Promoter of colonial settlement. Opportunist. Above all of these, for our purposes, he was a powerful force in the early settlement of Portland and the area.

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110 Pleasant Street. A carriage house with a long history.

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It sits, rather forlornly, behind the group home at 71 High Street. Neglected and overlooked, it seems to be the victim of ‘destruction by neglect’. A sad state for a building with a long story to tell. With a construction date of 1800, I believe it to be the oldest carriage house in Portland.

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West End Walks. 2 interesting little places.

94 Pine Street & 137 Emery Street

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A wonderful pair of Queen Anne homes tucked into the corner of Pine & Emery Streets. These are some of the unsung hero’s of the West End

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