Stow in Oxford County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
John and Catharine Brickett settled in this area around 1816. Their original log and wood frame house was later replaced with the present house, built from locally fired clay bricks. At the time, the main route wove through rural Chatham, NH, and Stow, ME, ending at the Brickett's front door. For many years, this site marked the end of the road on the Maine frontier.
For five decades, John, Catharine, Phebe (John's second wife after Catharine's death in 1839) and their 9 children subsisted on their small-scale farm, growing crops such as potatoes, corn, and hay, and by raising livestock. During the winter and spring, like most New England farmers, they supplemented their income through logging and maple sugaring operations.
Since John Brickett's death in 1863, the house has passed through many uses. Acquired by the Forest Service in 1918, the "Brickett Place," as it was locally known, has served at various times as the headquarters for a nearby Civilian Conservation Corps camp, a Forest Service information station, an Appalachian Mountain Club hut, a Boy Scouts of America bunkhouse, and a hiking information center.
Erected by Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Location. 44° 16.032′ N, Touch for map. Marker is located directly in front of the Brickett House, within the Brickett Place Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Bethel ME 04217, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. White Mountain School of Art (approx. 14.9 miles away in New Hampshire); In Memory of Joseph Laurent (approx. 14.9 miles away in New Hampshire); Lady Blanche House (approx. 14.9 miles away in New Hampshire).
Regarding Brickett Place. National Register of Historic Places (1982)
Also see . . .
1. Brickett Place.
The Brickett Place is a historic farmstead in rural Oxford County, Maine, United States. It is located in the White Mountain National Forest on Maine State Route 113, in the small town of Stow. Built 1812-16 by John Brickett out of handmade bricks, it is an idiosyncratic expression of Federal architecture in an unusually remote setting, and is the oldest building in the United States Forest Service's Eastern Region. (Submitted on April 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Stow, Maine.
The Brickett Place, Historic Site is on Route 113 in the National Forest in Stow. (Submitted on April 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.