George Eaton House

George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
George Eaton House
Built:c. 1875
Address:
307 Main Street
Calais, Maine

National Register

Architectural Styles

  • Italianate
National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet HINCKLEY HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT, WASHINGTON, MAINE Section number 7 Pages 3-4:

2. George H. Eaton House, c. 1875 - C 307 Main Street. This substantial two-story, three-bay Italianate style dwelling has a square footprint and is covered by a shallow hip roof with wall dormers on three sides. The house is sheathed in wide aluminum siding and it rests on a granite block foundation. Its symmetrically composed facade has a projecting central entrance pavilion featuring a large flat roofed porch supported by trios of chamfered posts. This porch has a denticulated cornice and paired baskets, details which appear on the flanking three-sided bay windows and on the main cornice. Paired one-over-one windows are located in the second story and the pavilion is capp~d by a bell cast dormer. The south elevation is equally divided into four bays, whereas the north side has an asymmetrical three-bay division. Gable roofed dormers are centrally located on both of these sides.

George H. Eaton, a partner in the lumbering firm of H. F. Eaton & Sons, was the original occupant of this house. The Eaton milling operation in Calais produced upwards of 41,000,000 board feet of long lumber per year in the late nineteenth century and is reputed to have owned two-thirds of the woodlands of Washington County. Eaton's son, Louis, sold a great deal of land to st. Croix Paper Company. Anna Eaton, George's daughter received the house eventually, then it was sold to Allison Goode who owned a pharmacy in calais and she lived there sixteen years. Harold Silverman then bought it, followed by Dr. Pascal, and then Doctors Ann and David Simmons.

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