Colonial Village: Kittery Point and Kittery, Maine

Colonial Village: Kittery Point and Kittery, Maine

by John Eldridge Frost
Colonial Village: Kittery Point and Kittery, Maine

Colonial Village: Kittery Point and Kittery, Maine

by John Eldridge Frost


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Colonial Village was written by John Eldridge Frost in 1947 to document the history of homes and other structures built in the village of Kittery Point, Maine prior to 1800. Equally important are the engaging stories of the people, famous and not-so-famous, who inhabited the houses.

Early settlers along the Piscataqua River in Kittery Point, Maine who built and lived in these Colonial houses have family names including: Bray, Pepperrell, Sparhawk, Cutts, Deering, Follett, Gerrish, Pierce, Dennett, Shapleigh, and Whipple.

This 3rd printing of Colonial Village updates those histories. The information was com-piled in 2021 to document what has happened to the structures over the 74 years since Colonial Village was first published. Illustrated with 28 photographs, most taken around 1947 by Douglas Armsden, an accoumplished Kittery Point photographer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737666608
Publisher: Kittery Historical and Naval Society
Publication date: 09/01/2021
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

John Eldridge Frost, born in Eliot, Maine in 1917, was a noted genealogist, author, and librarian, and was an ordained Episcopal priest. He received a B.A. degree in Sacred Theology from Berkeley Divinity School at Yale University in 1941; a B.S. degree in library science from Columbia University in 1948; an M.A. degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1948; and a Ph.D. from New York University in 1953. He served in the Navy as a chaplain during World War II. For many years, he was a librarian at NYU. He died in York, Maine in 1992.

Table of Contents

The early house: Bray House, 1662

The great house: Lady Pepperrell House, 1760

The early mansion: Pepperrell Mansion, 1682

The late mansion: Sparhawk Hall, 1742

The garrison: Mitchell Garrison, c. 1700

The fort: Fort McClary, 1715

The tavern: Joan Deering House, 1700

The parsonage: Congregational Church Parsonage, 1729

The church: First Parish Church, 1730




Appendix 1: Some Kittery Point buildings of significant interest:

Major Cutts' store, Pepperrell countinghouse, the Piggin House, the Gerrish warehouse, the Robert Follett house, the Hooke house, the 1798 house, the 1763 house, the Kerswell ordinary, the 1740 house, Cutts House, Gerrish House.

Appendix II: Some Kittery houses:

Whipple Garrison, Willowbank, Fernald house, Badger house,

Rice house, Dennett house, Shapleigh house, Dodovah Curtis

house, Dr. Daniel Pierce house.

Appendix III: Updates on status of Kittery houses:

Updates compiled in 2021 to record the status of the structures mentioned in the Main Section, Appendix I, and Appendix II.

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