Kennebunk in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
The Storer Residence / La Résidence Storer
— The Museum in the Streets —
This home was constructed in 1758 by Joseph Storer and his wife Hannah. Storer was the wealthiest man in Kennebunk at the time and owned a saw mill, country store and grist mill. He entered into the Revolutionary War in 1777. He was taken sick and died in Albany a short time later at the age of 51. This home was reported to have been the first house to be painted in the town. The original barn, which had a tree growing up through the roof, was taken down in 1920. The present barn, originally standing in Sanford, was dismantled and moved to this site in 1990. It was constructed around a large maple to resemble the original barn and tree. The General Marquis de Lafayette of Revolutionary War fame visited this home in 1825 as a guest of Pricilla Storer.
Erected by The Museum in the Streets. (Marker Number 4.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Kennebunk, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1758.
Location. 43° 23.2′ N, 70° 32.587′ W. Marker is in Kennebunk, Maine, in York County. Marker is on Storer Street just north of Berry Court, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Storer 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. Lafayette Elm Site (a few steps from this marker); The Lafayette Center / Le Centre Lafayette (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kennebunk, Maine (about 600 feet away); Kennebunk Rotary ClubThe Ross Block and The Kennebunk Inn / Le Bâtiment Ross et l'Auberge de Kennebunk (about 700 feet away); The Bourne Mansion / La Résidence Bourne (about 700 feet away); The Mousam River / Le Fleuve Mousam (about 800 feet away); Waterhouse Center (approx. 0.2 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 194 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.