George Hobbs House - 29 Boynton

George Hobbs house.
George Hobbs house.
George Hobbs House (within yellow circle) as appears in 1879 Birds Eye View Map of Eastport.
George Hobbs House (within yellow circle) as appears in 1879 Birds Eye View Map of Eastport.
George Hobbs House (within yellow circle), c.1930s.
George Hobbs House (within yellow circle), c.1930s.
Built:1820
Address:
29 Boynton Street
Eastport, Maine

• From Eastport Sentinel, November 18, 1896, p.3,c.3: “Jas. E. Wentworth has had part of the ell of the Martin Bradish house, which he purchased some time ago, taken away and is moving the stable up to thm remaining part. He is soon to build a small store and workshop directly in front of where the stable formerly stood. The lumber for the new building has not all arrived yet, but he hopes to have it erected before winter. A small confectionery store there would get considerable trade from the school children, and if hot oyster stews could be obtained after entertainments or during the intermissions.”

• From Eastport Sentinel, March 29, 1882, p.2, c.5-6:
Some old Eastport Houses,

AND THEIR OCCUPANTS.—A FAMILIAR RETROSPECT.

PAPER NO. 2

THE BOYNTON STREET HOUSES
... Further up on the north side of the street stands the house of Martin Bradish which was built in 1820 by George Hobbs who is remembered as an enterprising merchant, and a public spirited citizen. In war time he was rather a turbulent democrat, and the British officers once locked him up if the guard house, for some outspoken language. Some of us of the next generation have most pleasant recollection of the generous hospitality of that house. The fair daughter was captured by of English naval officer, and her mother is spending the years of her ripe old age at their pleasant home in Halifax.

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