Tag Archives: Stroudwater

Glimpses. 17 Garrison Street. The William Slemmons house.

Built around 1786. William Slemmons operated a grist mill on the Stroudwater River dam behind his home.

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Glimpses. 1246 Westbrook Street

Built in 1802 by Oakes Sampson. Home, in the early 1920’s, to the American Impressionist painter Walter Parsons Shaw Griffin.

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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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