Publications

Prehistoric and Historic Archaeological Bibliographies

Two downloadable bibliographies of published Maine archaeological studies are available: one for prehistoric (or pre-European) archaeology, and one for historic archaeology.  These papers and books should be available through libraries, the Maine Archaeological Society, and various journals.  The bibliographies are alphabetized by author’s last name, but they are text searchable, and therefore can be used to find publicly available information on Maine archaeology.

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Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Maine

A Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Maine was initiated in 1984 as a joint project of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission and Maine Preservation (formerly Maine Citizens for Historic Preservation). One hundred entries describing the careers of architects, landscape architects, engineers, and builders who worked in the state during the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries were published.

The biographical essays were prepared by members of the Commission staff as well as architectural historians from both inside and outside the state.

The Commission has gathered biographical and pictorial information on hundreds of Maine’s architects and their buildings.  If you are interested in an architect, landscape architect, engineer, or builder whose name does not appear in the published entries, please contact us to learn what if anything we know about that individual’s work.  We also welcome any information that you wish to share with us.

View List of the Architects

Barber, George F. 
1854 - 1915

Barry, William E. 
1846 - 1932

Bassford, Asher B. 
1805 - 1887

Beedy, Daniel 
1810 - 1889

Bond, Richard 
1798 - 1861

Bowditch, Ernest W. 
1850 - 1918

Bryant, Gridley J. F. 
1816 - 1899

Bulfinch, Charles 
1763 - 1844

Burnham and Root 

Burnham, George 
1875 - 1931

Burton, Felix Arnold 
1885 - 1949

Butterfield, Chesmon 
1835 - 1881

Case, Pamelia A. 
1830 - 1911

Chamberlain, Calvin 
1810 - 1904

Chandler, Francis W. 
1844 - 1926

Chapman and Frazer 

Clapp, Charles Q. 
1799 - 1868

Cochrane, Harry H. 
1860 - 1946

Codd, Nicholas 
? - 1824

Dabney, William H., Jr. 
1855 - 1897

Delano and Aldrich 

Dorticos, Antoine 
1848 - 1906

Dunton, Ebenezer 
1764? - 1809

Eaton, Thomas 
1794 - 1831

Eyre, Wilson 
1858 - 1944

Farrand, Beatrix Jones 
1872 - 1959

Flagg, Gershom 
1705 - 1771

Frost, Charles Sumner 
1856 - 1931

Furness, Evans, and Company 

Gilkey, Isaac 
1768 - 1814

Goodwin, William A. 
1822 - 1896

Grain, Peter, Sr. 
c. 1786 - ?

Green and Wicks 

Harrison, Wallace K. 
1895 - 1981

Heistad, Hans O. 
1871 - 1945

Higgins, Edward Leander 
1879 - 1936

Hunt, Richard Morris 
1827 - 1895

Huntress, Thomas C. 
1811 - 1901

Johnson, Bradbury 
1766 - 1819

Johnson, Brother Moses 
1752 - 1842

Johnson, Lindley 
1854 - 1937

Keely, Patrick C. 
1816 - 1896

Kent, Rockwell 
1882 - 1971

Kilham, Hopkins & Greeley 

Kimball, John, Jr. 
1783 - 1865

Kimball, John, Sr. 
1758 - 1831

Larson, Jens F. 
1891 - 1982

Lawrence, Ellis F. 
1879 - 1946

Lockwood, Amos D. 
1815 - 1884

Longfellow, William Pitt Preble 
1836 - 1913

Lord, Thomas M. 
1806 - 1880

Lowell, Guy 
1870 - 1927

Mann and MacNeille 

McKim, Mead, and White 

Meacham, George F. 
1831 - 1917

Melcher, Samuel III 
1775 - 1862

Miller and Mayo 

Miller, William R. 
1866 - 1929

Mullett, Alfred B. 
1834 - 1890

Neal, John 
1793 - 1876

Nutting, Nathan, Jr. 
1804 - 1867

O'Connell, Timothy G. 
1868 - 1955

Olmsted, Frederick Law 
1822 - 1903

Orff, George W. 
1835 - 1908

Overlock, James 
1813 - 1906

Palliser, Palliser and Company 

Parris, Alexander 
1780 - 1852

Payson, Louise 
1894 - 1977

Peabody and Stearns 

Pelham, George B. 
1831 - 1889

Peters, William Y. 
1858 - 1938

Platt, Charles A. 
1861 - 1933

Plumer, Peter W. 
1825 - 1873

Pond, Charles H. 
1802 - 1884

Potter, William Appleton 
1842 - 1909

Preliminary Historical Checklist of Landscape Architects in Maine 

Price, Bruce 
1845 - 1903

Rand & Taylor 

Rand, James H. 
1814 - 1883

Renwick, James, Jr. 
1818 - 1895

Richards, Henry 
1848 - 1949

Robinson, Peleg S. 
1826 - 1900

Rogers, Isaiah 
1800 - 1869

Romer, Colonel Wolgang William 
1640 - 1713

Ross, Albert Randolph 
1869 - 1948

Ryder, Calvin 
1810 - 1890

Sherman, Aaron S. 
1789 - 1881

Spencer, Robert C., Jr. 
1864 - 1953

Stanley, Freeman A. 
1870 - 1934

Stevens, William H. 
1818 - 1880

Stickney, Frederick W. 
1853 - 1918

Thomas, John P. 
1886 - 1944

Thompson, Joseph W. 
1822 - 1891

Valk, Lawrence B. 
1838 - 1924

Van Brunt, Henry 
1832 - 1903

Vaughan, Charles 
1759 - 1839

Vaughan, Henry 
1845 - 1917

Vinal, Arthur H. 
1854 - 1923

Wheelwright, Edmund M. 
1854 - 1912

Wheelwright, Robert 
1884 - 1965

Wright, Frank Lloyd 
1867 - 1959

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Post-World War II Residential Architecture Field Guide

The Post World War II Residential Architecture field guide provides a baseline for the identification and classification of residential resources from 1946 to 1975 through the evaluation of style and materials.  It is based on a targeted survey of over 260 residential properties constructed in Augusta, Auburn, Cape Elizabeth, Bangor, Lewiston, Old Town, Portland and South Portland, Maine, and included 20 architect designed homes by notable architects working in the state during this period. The guide features discussions on styles of the period, a context statement, and an essay on several of the architects working on residential commissions in Maine after World War II.

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Heritage for the Future: 2016-2021 Maine’s Statewide Historic Preservation Plan

The State Historic Preservation Plan (Plan) is used by the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and others throughout the state for guiding effective decision-making on a general level, for coordinating statewide preservation activities, and for communicating statewide preservation policy, goals, and values to the preservation constituency, decision-makers, and interested and affected parties across the state. The Plan is not an office management plan for the SHPO office, but rather it provides direction and guidance for general-level decision-making, rather than serving as a detailed blueprint for making place-specific or resource-specific decisions.

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