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Home for the Holidays in Thomaston 2019


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The Captain William Henderson House, built 1847

About the House

The Thomaston Historical Society
presents its thirteenth annual

Home For The Holidays Event

Where: The Captain William Henderson House
439 Main Street
Thomaston, Maine

When: Friday Night, December 6th
Saturday, December 7th, 2019

Time: Friday night  5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Please join us on Friday night for the annual cocktail party
as well as our Live and Silent Auctions from 5-7 pm.

House tours will be available and the first viewing
of our many Silent Auction items will also be available.

Saturday will offer house tours and a final opportunity
for attendees to place bids in the Silent Auction.

Cost: Tickets for Friday night
are are limited to 100,
$24 per person, $20 for members

Friday night tickets are good for both Friday and Saturday

Saturday $12 per person,
$10 for members

Please call Mimi Zwick at 354-7029 for tickets.

Who: We wish to thank  Patti Nilsen
for opening her historic house
to the public for this event.

About the House

Captain William Henderson House, built in 1847

239 Henderson Entrance: as it looks today 239 Henderson Entrance
as it looks today
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The house was built for Captain Henderson and his wife, Susan Amelia Jordan, a daughter of Captain Oliver Jordan, a highly successful sea captain and Thomaston merchant. The Henderson House is an outstanding Greek Revival treasure that borders main street in Historic Thomaston, Maine. Specifically mentioned on the National Register of Historic Places, the architectural elements embody the classic details of the style: gable end to the street, two-story pilasters on the corners, broad architrave trim around the evenly spaced windows (including a blank window to achieve symmetry of design), and a wide band of trim below a heavy cornice just below the roof line. The wall imitates flat stonework such as is found in Greek temples. The side entry with entablature is supported by a beautifully proportioned, free-standing fluted ionic column.

Triple Door Frame
Triple Door Frame

Stringer Decorative Trim on front entry hall staircase
Stringer Decorative Trim
on front entry hall staircase

Cuban Mahogany Newel Post on front entry hall staircase
Cuban Mahogany Newel Post on front entry hall staircase

West Bedroom Fireplace
West Bedroom Fireplace

Upstairs Small Front Bedroom
Upstairs Small Front Bedroom


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