Thomaston

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Lime kilns and shipyards stood cheek-by-jowl along the Thomaston waterfront in 1869. The Watts Shipyard was one of the busiest

Thomaston

Thomaston

The magnificent elms which merged to form a leafy arch across Thomaston’s broad Main Street

Knox Mansion, Thomaston, Me

Knox Mansion, Thomaston, Me

The original Montpelier was built in 1795 as a retirement estate for Major General Henry Knox and his family.

The New Knox Hotel, Thomaston, Me

The New Knox Hotel, Thomaston, Me

The Knox Hotel has been in Thomaston since first constructed in 1828 by Joseph Berry for Charles Sampson “to be used for public entertainment.”

Harbor Scene, Thomaston, Me

Harbor Scene, Thomaston, Me

The Reine Marie Stewart, 1087 Tons, was a four-masted barkentine built in 1919 by Richard, Arthur and Frank Elliot of the Dunn and Elliot Company as a coal carrier.

Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Me

Maine State Prison, Thomaston, Me

Thomaston was selected as the site for the Maine State Prison in 1823. The prison was completed in 1824 at which time the first 20 convicts arrived from Charlestown,

Toll Bridge, Thomaston, Me

Toll Bridge, Thomaston, Me

The bridge is known as the Lower Toll Bridge. The original toll bridge at this location was built in 1818 by Abel Hildreth, a local Thomaston carpenter and joiner, and replaced a ferry used until that time.

Cushing Road Bridge, Thomaston, Maine

Cushing Road Bridge, Thomaston, Maine

This bridge at the foot of Wadsworth Street in Thomaston was built from 1925 to 1928 and spans the Georges River, connecting the village to the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood and beyond to Cushing.

L. O. Hanley Store, So. Thomaston, Me

L. O. Hanley Store, So. Thomaston, Me

In 1845 William McLoon, Joshua Bartlett, Jr. and Archibald McKellar bought a lot at the end of the bridge in one-third shares and had a one-storey building constructed on it.

Church, So. Thomaston, Me

Church, So. Thomaston, Me

Methodists became established in South Thomaston in the 1850s and for many years met in private homes and on the top floor of the Knox Hall, served by short-time ministers.

Village, So. Thomaston, Me

Village, So. Thomaston, Me

South Thomaston village was called “The Keag” (pronounced “gig”) after the Wassaweskeag River.

Post Office, So. Thomaston, Me

Post Office, So.  Thomaston, Me

The Eastern Illustrating and Printing Company vehicle is parked near Eugene F. Harrington’s store and the South Thomaston post office .