Kennebunkport River Green – Fascinating History

The Kennebunkport River Green has a fascinating history.  Originally, the land which now is called “The River Green” was house lots; there were three houses situated on that land during the 1800’s.  In the late 1800’s, the Captain Lord Mansion was owned by Charles P. Clark, the grandson of the original builder, Nathaniel Lord.  Because
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Captain Lord Mansion History Is Now Available!

  Captain Lord Mansion History Is Now Available! To celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Captain Lord Mansion, Rick Litchfield, owner and innkeeper, has written a history which traces ownership of the Mansion from its construction in 1812-1814 through seven of Nathaniel Lord’s descendants, as well as one subsequent owner before Bev and Rick purchased the Mansion on
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What is the Summer Exhibition at The Brick Store Museum?

The Brick Store Museum, contrary to the implied name, is a well-regarded local history museum with national accreditation.  As a past president of the organization, I am an avid supporter of this wonderful organization.  It was founded in an historic “brick building” that used to be a “store,” thus the name. Recently, I was able
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The Kennebunkport River Green Frames The Captain Lord Mansion!

In addition to the remodeled and expanded “Captain Lord Mansion”, Mr. Charles P. Clark, the grandson of Nathaniel Lord, left a significant legacy to the town. Sometime during the late 1800’s he decided he wanted an unobstructed view of the Kennebunk River.  Therefore, he had three houses removed from the land directly in front of the “Mansion”. In her
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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
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