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Wiscasset, Maine - Museum in the Streets
 
Marker detail: Fourth of July parade at the Sortwell House. image, Touch for more information
circa 1905
Marker detail: Fourth of July parade at the Sortwell House.
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1Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 15 — Nickels-Sortwell House 1807The Museum in the Streets
In 1807, Captain William Nickels built one of the finest examples of high Federal style architecture in New England, a mansion of beauty, style, and sophistication. From the elegant entrance to stunning interior detailing, this is a house . . . Map (db m116039) HM
2Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 16 — Hilton House, 1892 & Sunken Garden, 1904The Museum in the Streets
A secret garden alive with flowers three seasons of the year, the Sunken Garden was created by Frances Sortwell in the foundation of the Hilton House hotel. The site of a tavern since 1766 and the town stagecoach stop for most of the 19th . . . Map (db m116040) HM
3Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 19 — Wawenock Block • 1858The Museum in the Streets
Alexander Johnston, Jr. designed and named this commercial building after the Wawenocks, a band of the Penobscots, Native Americans who lived in this area for many years before the first English settlements. Local builder Henry Bragdon . . . Map (db m116047) HM
4Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 20 — Downtown Stores c. 1892The Museum in the Streets
19th-early 20th century downtown Wiscasset provided for all your basic needs and more. In 1898, there were 11 grocers, 3 doctors, 2 apothecaries, 3 fancy and dry goods stores, 2 hardware stores, 4 dressmakers, 2 hair . . . Map (db m116046) HM
5Maine (Lincoln County), Wiscasset — 21 — R.H.T. Taylor Store in 1882The Museum in the Streets
Richard Hawley Tucker Taylor was one of 14 children of James and Harriet Taylor. James was an English mariner who emigrated to the United States. He named his son after his employer, Captain Richard H. Tucker, Sr. When James fell on hard . . . Map (db m116045) HM
 
 
 
Oct. 22, 2021