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Kennebunk in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)

Wallingford Hall

Kennebunk, Maine

— The Museum in the Streets —

Wallingford Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
1. Wallingford Hall Marker
This Federal home was designed by Thomas Eaton in 1804 for George W. Wallingford. George Wallingford was born in 1775 and was a graduate of Harvard College in 1795. He was admitted to the bar in 1798 and began practicing law in Kennebunk in 1800. He married Abagail Chadbourne of Berwick, Maine in February of 1806. Abagail and George had one daughter named Elizabeth Abagail that following December. Following his first wife's death in 1808, George married Mary Fisher of Kennebunk, who was the daughter of Dr. Jacob Fisher. She was 13 years his junior. Wallingford was one of a committee of five citizens who petitioned that Maine become a separate state from Massachusetts. This was accomplished in 1820. George Wallingford died in 1824 at the age of 49.

Cette demeure de style Fédéralest conçue par Thomas Eaton en 1804 pour George W. Wallingford. Né en 1775 dans le New Hamphire, George est diplômé de Harvard en 1795. Il accède au Barreau en 1798 et entame sa carriè d'avocat en 1800 à Kennebunk. Il épouse Abagail Chadbourne de Berwick, Maine, en février 1806, et en décembre de la même année naît leur
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fille, Elizabeth Abagail. Après la mort de sa femme en 1808, George épouse en secondes noces Mary Fisher de Kennebunk, fille du Dr. Jacob Fisher et de 13 ans sa cadette. Wallingford fait partie d'un comité de cinq citoyens qui plaident la séparacion du Maine de l'état de Massachusetts, ce qui est accompli en 1820. George Wallingford meurt en 1824 à l'âge de 49 ans.
Erected by The Museum in the Streets. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Kennebunk, Maine series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1806.
Location. 43° 22.958′ N, 70° 32.727′ W. Marker is in Kennebunk, Maine, in York County. Marker is on York Street (U.S. 1) just north of Swan Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 25 York St, Kennebunk ME 04043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennebunk Rotary Club (approx. ¼ mile away); The Mousam River / Le Fleuve Mousam (approx. ¼ mile away); Kennebunk, Maine (approx. ¼ mile away); The Lafayette Center / Le Centre Lafayette (approx. ¼ mile away); The Storer Residence / La Résidence Storer
Wallingford Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
2. Wallingford Hall Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Lafayette Elm Site (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Ross Block and The Kennebunk Inn / Le Bâtiment Ross et l'Auberge de Kennebunk (approx. 0.3 miles away); Waterhouse Center (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennebunk.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 132 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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