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Elisha Gilley House, Baker Island, Hancock County, ME



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Location
Baker Island, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ME-171
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-61).
Building/structure dates: 1840 initial construction
Significance: William and Hannah Gilley came to Baker Island in 1812 from Norwood Cove on Mount Desert Island. Claiming ownership of the island, the Gilleys began the task of establishing a farm and raising their children. Elisha, one of the Gilleys' twelve children, built this house near his parents' house about 1840. A brother, Samuel, built a similar house on Little Cranberry Island near Gilley's Beach.

Subjects
Homesteading
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Gilley, Elisha
England, Steven A., Field Team
Roberts, Lennard, Field Team
Schafer, Jack W., Delineator
Edwards, Arthur L. H., Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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