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"Spite" House, Deadman's Point (moved from Phippsburg, ME), Rockport, Knox County, ME



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Item Title


Location
ME), Rockport vicinity, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ME-75
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-36).
Building/structure dates: 1806 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1925 subsequent work
Suggested address, Calderwood Road, is not verifiable in documentation.

Part of building/structure is in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc County, ME.
Significance: "Spite" House, so called because of its origin, was built in 1806 by Thomas McCobb at Phippsburg Center. McCobb thought his mother had schemed to deprive him of his inheritance, and to spite her, made this building to overshadow her own residence. In 1925, it was moved by Donald D.Dodge from Phippsburg to its present location by barge. It is an outstanding example of early Federal architecture.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Moving Of Structures
Houses


Related Names
McCobb, Thomas
Dodge, Donald D.
Codd, Nicholas
Melcher, Samuel
Dresser Company
Tilden & Register


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 1960 EAST ELEVATION
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 1960 EAST AND SOUTH ELEVATIONS
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 1960 EXTERIOR, EAST DOORWAY
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 1960 ENTRANCE AND STAIR HALL
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 1960 DOORWAY, NORTH WALL, SOUTH PARLOR
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Cervin Robinson, Photographer July 1960 FIREPLACE WALL, SOUTH PARLOR


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