Milliken House - 29 Washington

Milliken House
Milliken House
Milliken House. Lithograph by Stow Wengenroth, 1931. House is reversed in image.
Milliken House. Lithograph by Stow Wengenroth, 1931. House is reversed in image.
Milliken House, 2012. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia.
Milliken House, 2012. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia.
Milliken House, 2012. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Washington-29_Eastport(August)009 copy(72).jpg
Milliken House, 2012. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Washington-29_Eastport(August)009 copy(72).jpg
Built:1846
Address:
29 Washington Street
Eastport, Maine

EWT, 2010:

68) The Milliken House 29 Washington Street. Benjamin F. Milliken owned a wharf just off the downtown area of Water St. He was a successful wholesale fish dealer, oil and coal merchant and involved with other business ventures.

From Milliken House website (11/26/2010) of www.eastport-inn.com:

Step back into the 19th century in this large, gracious 1846 Victorian home, just two blocks up from Eastport Maine's Historic District Waterfront. Our historic B&B inn accommodations are a wonderful lodging alternative to local hotels or motels. Victorian buffs will be delighted with the ornately carved, marble-topped furniture, knick knacks and books with which the builder, Benjamin F. Milliken, furnished his home, and which he left intact. Mr. Milliken maintained a wharf on Eastport's busy waterfront from which he serviced the tall ships that used the harbor for a flourishing international trade throughout the 1800's.

( ) From Eastport Sentinel, May 3, 1882, p.3,c.2: “IMPROVEMENTS.—Mr. B.F. Milliken is having dormer windows added to his house on Washington street, which will somewhat improve the appearance of his fine residence."

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