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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea

Thomaston Architecture in the 20th Century

Corner of Hyler and Green Streets, Thomaston, Maine 2009
Corner of Hyler and Green Streets, Thomaston, Maine 2009Item Contributed by
Thomaston Historical Society

Throughout the 20th century and into the 21st, homes continued to be built at a modest pace, some mingling with older style houses, while others were built in subdivisions, which were popular in the 1960s and 70s. The various architectural styles blend nicely throughout the town, reflecting the various customs, styles and tastes of their occupants over the years.

The Blood House, Thomaston, Maine 2008
The Blood House, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed by
Thomaston Historical Society
Captain Charles Ranlett House, Main Street, Thomaston, Maine  2008
Captain Charles Ranlett House, Main Street, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed by
Thomaston Historical Society

An observation made in an old newspaper column sums up the town’s architectural qualities: “ (Driving through Thomaston is an) aesthetic feast for the lover of fine old houses. Along its streets are some of ship-lapped, pilastered design, some of true Maine low-down dimensions, and some with doorways that have been admired and copied by architects.”