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

The Dr. Lemuel Richards Home / La Demeure Dr. Lemuel Richards

Kennebunk, Maine

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The Dr. Lemuel Richards Home / La Demeure Dr. Lemuel Richards Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
1. The Dr. Lemuel Richards Home / La Demeure Dr. Lemuel Richards Marker
Inscription.  
The Dr. Lemuel Richards home was originally built in 1800 for William Taylor who lived here until 1815. After suffering financial losses, due to the War of 1812, Taylor sold the home to William Hackett and Timothy Frost who were hatters. Eventually, after a number of occupants and the addition of older building sections, the home was sold to Dr. Lemuel Richards in 1867. Dr. Richards practiced medicine locally and occupied the home with his family until his death in 1887. His daughter Helen remained in the home until her death in 1931. The home has subsequently passed to the familymembers through the years and is currently owned by a descendent of Dr. Richards. The interior remains virtually unchanged since the 1870s.

Le premier propriétaire, William Taylor, construit cette maison dîte « du Dr. Lemuel Richards » en 1800 et y demeure juqu'en 1815. À la suite de déboires financiers dus à la Guerre de 1812, Taylor vent a la maison à William Hacket et Timothy Frost, fabricants de chapeaux. Finalement après plusiers changement de propriétaires et quelques agrandissements, la maison est achetée en
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1867 par le Dr. Lemuel Richards qui pratique le médicine localment et occupe la demeure avec sa famille jusqu'à sa mort en 1887. Sa fille Hélène y habite jusq'à sa propre mort en 1931. La maison passe ensuite entre divers membres de la famille et appartient toujours à un descendant du Dr. Richards. L'intérieur a peu changé depuis 1870.
 
Erected by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable BuildingsScience & MedicineWar of 1812. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Kennebunk, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1800.
 
Location. 43° 23.188′ N, 70° 32.191′ W. Marker is in Kennebunk, Maine, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Dane Street and Elm Street, on the right when traveling north on Dane Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16 Dane 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. Brick Store Museum Block / Les Bâtiments du Brick Store Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Kennebunk, Maine (about 400 feet away); Park Street School / L'École Secondaire de Park Street (about 500 feet away); First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church / Première église paroissiale Unitarienne Universaliste
The Dr. Lemuel Richards Home / La Demeure Dr. Lemuel Richards Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
2. The Dr. Lemuel Richards Home / La Demeure Dr. Lemuel Richards Marker
(about 500 feet away); A Memorial Tree (about 500 feet away); 1st Sgt. Christopher Coffin (about 500 feet away); The Nathaniel Frost Home / La Maison de Nathaniel Frost (about 600 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennebunk.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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