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Bowdoin College, Massachusetts Hall, Bath Street, Brunswick, Cumberland County, ME

Bowdoin College, Massachusetts Hall, Bath Street, Brunswick, Cumberland County, ME



Significance: Construction of Massachusetts Hall was begun in 1798 under the direction of Samuel and Aaron Melcher and possibly others. It was completed in 1803. When Bowdoin opened in 1802 this building was occupied by the new students and by President Joseph McKeen and his family. The structure was extensively remodeled in 1873 to house the collections of Parker Cleaveland. In 1936, extensive changes of both the interior and exterior occurred under the direction of Felix A. Burton, architect, of Boston.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-50
Survey number: HABS ME-109
Building/structure dates: 1798- 1803 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1873 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: 1936 Subsequent Work



Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Melcher, Samuel
Chandler, Peleg W
Melcher, Aaron
Burton, Felix A
Cleaveland, Parker
Martin, A C
McKeen, Joseph
Beam, Philip
Peacock, Thomas E
DeSilets, Robert L
Braun, Wolfgang G
Reeves, F Blair
Green, Samuel M
Shipman, William D


Brunswick (Me.)43.90788, -69.91630
Google Map of 43.9078826, -69.91629739999999


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