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Perkins Homestead, East side of River Road, South of U.S. Route 1, Newcastle, Lincoln County, ME



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Item Title


Location
South of U.S. Route 1, Newcastle vicinity, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ME-83
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-44).
Building/structure dates: 1850 initial construction
Suggested address, Main Street, is not verifiable in documentation.

Significance: This structure was built by the Perkins family about 1850 and is an outstanding example of architecture replacing the houses of the earlier settlers. The homestead originally consisted of an earlier dwelling, a blockhouse, a kiln, and additional outbuilding. The house is presently occupied by Miss Frances Perkins, Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Homesteading
Barns


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 1960 NORTHWEST (FRONT) AND SOUTHWEST ELEVATIONS
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 1960 SOUTHWEST ELEVATION
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer August 1960 RIGHT (WEST) PARLOR
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer August 1960 FIREPLACE IN LEFT (NORTH) PARLOR
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer August 1960 KITCHEN FIREPLACE WALL


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