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



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Item Title


Location
159 Second Street, Hallowell, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ME-147
Building/structure dates: 1839 initial construction
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.)

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life


Related Names
Thing, Capt. Abraham


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Source: Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Gatchell, Hallowell, Maine SOUTHWEST VIEW OF HOUSE, CIRCA 1950, SHOWING NOW DEMOLISHED TWO-STORY STRUCTURE ON THIRD STREET
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Source: Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Gatchell, Hallowell, Maine NORTHWEST VIEW OF HOUSE, CIRCA 1950, SHOWING NOW DEMOLISHED TWO-STORY STRUCTURE ON THIRD STREET
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Source: Mr. & Mrs. Charles W. Gatchell, Hallowell, Maine SOUTHEAST VIEW, CIRCA 1950, OF NOW DEMOLISHED TWO-STORY STRUCTURE ON THIRD STREET
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 SOUTH VIEW OF MAIN HOUSE
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 EAST VIEW OF FACADE FROM SECOND STREET
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 SOUTHWEST VIEW OF MAIN HOUSE WITH ELL, FROM THIRD STREET
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 IRONWORK LOCATED AT SOUTHEAST CORNER OF MAIN HOUSE
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 STAIRCASE
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 VIEW OF SOUTH WALL, SOUTH PARLOR
10. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 SLIDING DOORS WHICH JOIN NORTH AND SOUTH PARLORS, LOOKING FROM SOUTH PARLOR TOWARD NORTH ONE
11. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 HINGED WOODEN BLOCK DEVICE BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH PARLORS FOR EACH OF THE TWO SLIDING DOORS
12. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 VIEW OF SOUTH AND WEST WALLS OF CONSERVATORY AT FRONT OF HOUSE
13. Historic American Buildings Survey Stanley Schwartz, Photographer 1971 VIEW OF EAST AND NORTH WALLS, MASTER BEDROOM, SECOND STORY


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