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Longfellow Farm, Gorham, 1903

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Longfellow Farm, Gorham, 1903 / Maine Historical Society

Judge Longfellow built his two and one-half story farmhouse with eight rooms-four rooms on the first floor, four on the second. Four of the eight rooms were bedrooms. The house had a double parlor, kitchen, and dining room, plus a full basement and attic. The wooden, clapboard house, built in the colonial style, had a single center chimney and a brick and stone foundation. The actual construction date of the house is unknown. Gorham town records estimate the date built at 1761, while newspaper stories date the house from the early 1770s to 1800. The original home was constructed with a side ell although the house stands today with a rear ell.


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