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Perkins Grist Mill, North shore of Mill Pond, West of North Street, Kennebunkport, York County, ME



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B&W Photos

HB633511
Southwest Facade

HB633512
Northwest Facade

HB633513
Southeast Facade

HB633514
Detail, Northeast Facade, Southern Unit, Capped By Cupola

HB633515
Detail, Southwest Facade, Southern Unit, Capped By Cupola

HB633516
Detail, Interior, First Floor, Mill Room, Machinery, From The Northeast

HB633517
Detail, Interior, First Floor, Mill Rock, Machinery, From The Northwest

HB633518
Detail, Interior, First Floor, Area In Use As Restaurant Dining Room, Showing Knee Braces


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Item Title


Location
West of North Street, Kennebunkport, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ME-126
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-73).
Building/structure dates: 1749 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1879 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1939 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1955 subsequent work
Significance: Built in 1749 by Tristram Perkins, it operated until 1939. Located on an estuary of the Kennebunk River, the mill was powered by the rise and fall of tides. The fabric is exceptionally well preserved; its architectural features include exposed framing, mill machinery, and a variety of early hardware.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Restaurants
Gristmills


Related Names
Lombard, Arthur
Lombard, Louise
Perkins, Tristram


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTHWEST FACADE
2. NORTHWEST FACADE
3. SOUTHEAST FACADE
4. DETAIL, NORTHEAST FACADE, SOUTHERN UNIT, CAPPED BY CUPOLA
5. DETAIL, SOUTHWEST FACADE, SOUTHERN UNIT, CAPPED BY CUPOLA
6. DETAIL, INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, MILL ROOM, MACHINERY, FROM THE NORTHEAST
7. DETAIL, INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, MILL ROCK, MACHINERY, FROM THE NORTHWEST
8. DETAIL, INTERIOR, FIRST FLOOR, AREA IN USE AS RESTAURANT DINING ROOM, SHOWING KNEE BRACES


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