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Captain Abraham Thing House, 159 Second Street, Hallowell, Kennebec County, ME

Captain Abraham Thing House, 159 Second Street, Hallowell, Kennebec County, ME

 
 
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Summary

House is sometimes referred to stylistically as "English Regency," & contains duodecagon rooms.
Significance: This house represents a relatively rare form of Greek Revival architecture. Nominally, it is a variant of the temple-and-wings plan which forms a familiar sub-group in that style. However, by reason of the specific plan (paired duodecagons joined behind a story-and-half temple front), the intimacy of scale and detailing, and the siting, it is in fact a garden pavilion-house, referring (via Jefferson and Monticello) to this French type, as well as, by its delicacy, to English Regency work. (It is very possibly the only house of its type in Maine.)
Survey number: HABS ME-147
Building/structure dates: ca. 1839 Initial Construction

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Contributors

Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
Thing, Abraham
Schwartz, Stanley
Shettleworth, Earle G
Mast, Alan
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Location

Hallowell (Me.)44.28367, -69.79221
Google Map of 44.28367290000001, -69.7922145
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