Making a Federal Case Out of Historic Houses of New England
Brendan and made several weekend trips to New England this summer which presented me the opportunity to engage in two of my favorite activities, exploring historic towns and looking at historic architecture. Walks around Salem and Newburyport, Massachusetts, Kennebunkport, Bath, and Portland Maine yielded an embarrassment of riches in that regard.
From the photos I took, a clear consensus emerged.
1. I am a sucker for the classic New England Federal-style Sea Captain or Merchant’s mansion.
2. Symmetry does it for me.
3. I can’t resist a good cupola
To follow are some of my favorite homes from the aforementioned towns, grouped by style. It’s heavy on the federal, needless to say!
Federal Front and Center
Greek Revival is Alive and Well in Bath, Maine