Category Archives: Captain Lord Mansion 200th Anniversary

Kennebunkport Festival Garden Party in June!

The Kennebunkport Festival Garden Party is scheduled for June 7th this year. This, the Mansion’s version of the 2014 Historic Inns of Kennebunkport combined Garden Party to be held during the Kennebunkport Festival, is sure to be another enjoyable afternoon for all of our guests to enjoy tasty Maine-sourced food and wine at, not only the Captain […]

Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 5

1972 – 1978 As I continues to recall the Captain Lord Mansion History, I’ll share about how in April 1972 a young Jim Throumoulos of Biddeford, Maine acquired the Captain Lord Mansion.  His plan was to convert the building to office condominiums.  Ugh!  However, Kennebunkport had passed its first zoning ordinance in March of that […]

Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 4

1900 – 1972 In this edition of the Captain Lord Mansion History, I will cover the years after Charles Clark’s ownership of the Mansion.  Charles P. Clark died in Nice, France in 1901.  After his death, the house always passed on to daughters in the family.  In fact, Charles P. Clark’s daughter Susan and her […]

Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 3

Captain Lord Mansion’s rich history continues as I record the changes made during the ownership of Charles P. Clark, wealthy railroad magnate and third generation owner of the estate. In 1898 Charles funded extensive renovations to the “Mansion”.  The Friday, April 15, 1898 edition of the Eastern Star, a local newspaper of the period, reported […]

Captain Lord Mansion History, Part 2

Last month I shared the beginning history of the Captain Lord Mansion. This is the second installment. We hope you enjoy the historical details. Please email me at innkeeper@captainlord.com if you have any questions regarding this history. 1815 – 1900  The Middle Years: The Mansion continued to be Phebe Lord’s home throughout her life.  Widowed […]

The Captain Lord Mansion, The Beginning! Monthly History Blog

1776-1815; The Captain Lord Mansion, The Beginning: Fear gripped the entire New England coastline during the War of 1812. The British marched on Washington and loosened their anger at having lost the previous war with the colonies.  They looted and burned.  There was a British blockade of all commerce and meaningful threats to burn all […]

What Happened at The Captain Lord Mansion, A Romantic Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast on June 15, 1978?

Bev and I began searching for a business during the spring of 1977. At the time we were living in Schenectady, NY.  Bev was a successful advertising executive with McDonald’s, but she was being moved every 18 months as the company was promoting her up the corporate ladder.  I was an advertising executive with a […]

Special Events from the Past at the Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn

  Painting called "Treasured Memories" by Dennnis Perrin For Charles Clark and his family, summers in Maine were a time of joyous family gatherings and celebrations.  One such event is reported in the Saturday, July 16, 1887 edition of The Wave, another local newspaper of the period.  It tells us that “Mr. Charles P. Clark, […]

Charles P. Clark’s Final Renovations to the Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn

   Old Staircase at the entrance to the Bed & Breakfast Office We believe it is fortunate that Charles decided to restrict his major alterations to the rear portion of the "mansion" and pretty much leave the front section alone, because much of the original 1812 architectural details still exist in that section of the building.  For example, there is […]

Did You Know That the Last Major Structural Renovation of Captain Lord Mansion, a Kennebunkport Bed & Breakfast Inn was completed by Charles P. Clark, Nathaniel’s Grandson-in-Law?

 The Captain Lord Mansion before Charles Clark's 1898 Renovations It appears that Daniel moved from Kennebunkport to Malden, Massachusetts sometime between 1840 and 1850.  Then, his sister Susan (Lord) and her husband Peter Clark became owners of record and resided in the home for some period of time in the mid 1800′s. As far as can be […]