Date of Award


Document Type

Senior Scholars Paper (Colby Access Only)


Colby College. Art Dept.


Henry A. Freedman

Second Advisor

James M. Carpenter

Third Advisor

Eileen Curran


The Architecture of Portland, Maine, 1830 to 1870 by Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., is an account of architectural trends and the forces which shaped them in the state's largest city during the middle forty years of the nineteenth century. The study begins with a background chapter which traces seventeenth, eighteenth, and early nineteenth century architectural developments. Four subsequent chapters show how Portland grew between 1830 and 1870 from a simple New England town with Colonial and Federal style structures to a sophisticated American city with Greek, Gothic, Italian, and French Revival homes and buildings. Much new information on the subject is introduced through an examination and interpretations of newspapers, documents, photographs, and surviving landmarks, both famous and little known. The Architecture of Portland, Maine, 1830 to 1870 is one hundred and twenty pages long with ten pages of footnotes and bibliography and nine appendices containing xerox copies of pertinent documents. This is accompanied by two volumes with a total of three hundred and thirty-six illustrations.


architecture, portland, Maine, 1830-1870


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