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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

Architect William Keith

The William Keith House, Thomaston, ca. 1960s
The William Keith House, Thomaston, ca. 1960sItem Contributed by
Thomaston Historical Society
William R. Kieth House, Main Street, Thomaston, Maine  2008
William R. Kieth House, Main Street, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed by
Thomaston Historical Society

Thomaston’s streets soon resembled those of a cultured and refined society. William Keith, born about 1799 to Josiah Keith, a tanner on Main Street, was a successful merchant and builder. Perhaps two of his most outstanding house designs are the one in which he lived on Main Street and that of State Senator Edward Robinson, two lots to the east. Keith was a master at designing graceful proportions in both exteriors and interiors. Town historian Eaton commends him for “the many convenient and truly tasteful dwelling houses built for himself and others.”

Captain Edward Robinson House, East Main Street, Thomaston, Maine 2008
Captain Edward Robinson House, East Main Street, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed by
Thomaston Historical Society