Home for the Holidays in Thomaston 2011


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The Edgar Stackpole House

In 1873 several lots on Knox Street came up for sale and Edgar Stackpole purchased the lot at the corner of Knox and Hyler Streets. The cost of the lot was $600.00. On October 2, 1873 Mr. Stackpole began digging the cellar for this dwelling. The eventual house was built with a French style roof and it was painted a tinted yellow color with darker trim, as it appears to this day although the trim color may have changed over years. It is presently a medium shade of blue.

Mr. Stackpole owned a store at Mill River with his business partner, Joshua Linkin, Sr., and had another store where dry goods were sold at 11 Union Block. The house changed ownership over years having been sold to Charles A. Benner who then sold it to Lee Walker, who sold it to Mr. Marr, a cobbler. Bowdon Grafton and his wife Marion lived in the house when it was owned by Mr. Walker.

The house's present owners are Gerry and Mimi Zwick.






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The Edgar Stackpole House






The Thomaston Historical Society
presents it's fifth annual
Holiday House Event


Where:
The Edgar Stackpole House
 Knox Street (corner of Knox and Hyler Streets)
Thomaston, Maine

When:
Friday, December 2nd and
Saturday, December 3rd

What:
Friday 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.
A private reception,
by reservation only,
with wine , heavy hors d'oeuvres
 

Home for the Holidays will also feature a silent auction of a wide variety of items donated by local artists, merchants and restaurants. These items, many of them handcrafted works of art, and all worthy of holiday gift giving, will be on display at the Stackpole House
on Friday evening and on Saturday.
Visitors can place their bids throughout the event.

Saturday, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
A rare public viewing
of one of the
Grand houses  of Thomaston



Cost:
For the Friday's Reception:
$20 per person,  $18 for members
For reservations, please call
354-6924

For Saturday's Open House
$10 per person, $8 for members



Why:
50% of the proceeds from this event will benefit the
Thomaston Historical Society's
fund dedicated to making repairs to our
1794 home known as
The Knox Farmhouse Museum,
the only remaining original building of the
General Henry Knox estate.
The other 50% will be applied to the
museum's acquisitions fund.


Who:
                                        We wish to thank Gerry and Mimi Zwick
                                               for  opening their beautiful home
                                                   to the public for this event. 
Not only will guests have the opportunity to view one
 of our town's true architectural and historic treasures,
they will see it fully decorated for the holiday season.


Additional information:

We encourage all  residents of Thomaston to join the
Thomaston Historical Society. 
We are also promoting our house plaque program
to  identify the ages of all houses in town.

 




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