Tag Archives: Queen Anne Style

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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318 Brighton Avenue. The Horace Farnham House

Built in 1902 by Horace Frank Farnham

Designed by John Calvin Stevens

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Glimpses. 501-509 Cumberland Avenue

Built in 1887 for John W Deering & Jacob S Winslow.

Design by John Calvin Stevens

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Glimpses. 24 Mellen Street.

Built in 1882 for Malcom F. Hammond. Designed by Francis Fassett & John Calvin Stevens. Continue reading

West End Walks. 2 interesting little places.

94 Pine Street & 137 Emery Street



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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West End Walks. Vaughan Street Jewel Box

171 Vaughan Street.
In all my years of walking, biking and driving around the West End, I had never paid this little gem much attention. That all changed about a week ago.

wpid-20150402_180239.jpgSeductively small but lavish, the Elizabeth M McDonald Cottage is an unexpected sight in a neighborhood of large mansions. At 1800 sq ft, it is downright tiny by today’s new home standards. Continue reading