Bowdoin College, Massachusetts Hall, Bath Street, Brunswick, Cumberland County, ME
Bath Street, Brunswick, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS ME-109
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-50).
Building/structure dates: 1798 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1873 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1936 subsequent work
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.
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Colleges & Universities
Chandler, Peleg W.
Burton, Felix A.
Martin, A. C.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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