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Captain Daniel Holden House, 24 Elm Street, Topsham, Sagadahoc County, ME



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Location
24 Elm Street, Topsham, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ME-116
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-69).
Building/structure dates: 1806 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1938 subsequent work
Significance: This structure is an outstanding example of an early 19th century Maine house. It was probably partially built and decorated by Samuel Melcher III, carpenter-builder of Brunswick. Melcher was typical of the coastal builders of Maine who were both shipbuilders and housewrights. Of particular interest is the restraint of interior details, large second-floor ballroom, and the stairways.

Subjects
Fraternal Organizations
"Mission 66" Program
Houses


Related Names
Melcher, Samuel
Holden, Capt. Daniel
Frost, Steven
Frost, John W.
Masonic Lodge


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 FRONT (SOUTH) ELEVATION
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 SOUTH (FRONT) AND WEST ELEVATIONS
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 NORTH (REAR) AND WEST ELEVATIONS
4. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 NORTH (REAR) AND EAST ELEVATIONS
5. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 FRONT (SOUTH) ENTRANCE
6. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 FIRST- FLOOR STAIR HALL
7. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 BALLROOM--TO WEST
8. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 FIRST- FLOOR FIREPLACE
9. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 BALLROOM ENTRANCE (BALLROOM SIDE)


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