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Dixmont in Penobscot County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The Dixmont Town House

Built in 1836

 
 
The Dixmont Town House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2019
1. The Dixmont Town House Marker
Inscription.  The Dixmont Town House was built in 1836, probably by Rowland Tyler (1780-1872), one of Dixmont's original settlers. Mr. Tyler is the documented builder of the Dixmont Corner Methodist Church, formerly known as the Union Church, built in 1834-1835, and the original Bangor City Hall, built in 1812 (demolished in 1892).

The Town House was built with a king-post trussing system, fabricated with mortise and tenon joinery and held together with wooden pegs. The interior is a single, open room designed for Town Meetings and other Town gatherings. The first Town Meeting was held here in 1837 and then yearly until 1922. From 1922 to 1952 it was used intermittently for Town Meetings. After 1952 various civic and private functions were held here.

In 2003 the Dixmont Historical Society Committee was established and one of the Committee's first projects was the renovation of the deteriorating Town House. The goal of this endeavor is to return this historic structure back into a community building usable for public, private and educational events.
 
Erected by Dixmont Historical Society Committee
Marker detail: Dixmont Town House<br>built in 1836  photo circa 1900 image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner
2. Marker detail: Dixmont Town House
built in 1836 photo circa 1900
and Central Maine Power Company.
 
Location. 44° 41.106′ N, 69° 8.05′ W. Marker is in Dixmont, Maine, in Penobscot County. Marker is on Western Avenue (U.S. 202) east of Lillians Lane, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located near the northwest corner of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 702 Western Avenue, Dixmont ME 04932, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Regarding The Dixmont Town House. National Register of Historic Places #14000361
 
Also see . . .  Dixmont Town House (Wikipedia). It is one of the oldest surviving town houses in the state, built for strictly secular civic uses; only the Turner Town House (1831) is known to be older. (Submitted on July 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
Marker detail: King–post and Beam Construction image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner
3. Marker detail: King–post and Beam Construction
The Dixmont Town House  north side<br>(<i>marker is located near northwest corner of building</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 12, 2019
4. The Dixmont Town House north side
(marker is located near northwest corner of building)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on July 24, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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