- Item 101074 - John Martin dream house, Bangor, 1866
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- Item 101074
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John Martin (1823-1904), a Bangor accountant and shopkeeper, entitled this drawing that appears on page 52 of his 1864 "Scrap and Sketch Book," "Ball Hill Cove as it should be."Show Details
In the explanation of the drawing, which is the first page of text in the scrapbook, Martin wrote that he made the sketch on August 15, 1866, of a residence he would build if he had "two thousand dollars in money and a small portion of time each growing season for ten years."
The site he chose for his ideal house was 9 miles south of Bangor on the east side of the Penobscot River in an area known as Ball Hill. He indicated on the drawing where the Bangor & Bucksport Railroad line was located starting in 1873.