Elisha Gilley House, Baker Island, Hancock County, ME
Baker Island, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
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.
England, Steven A., Field Team
Roberts, Lennard, Field Team
Schafer, Jack W., Delineator
Edwards, Arthur L. H., Delineator
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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