12 Charles Q. Clapp House on Spring Street in Portland, Maine

You have entered the Arts District of Portland. This area contains most of the city’s museums, art galleries and theatres plus numerous quality restaurants and historic buildings. An example is the Charles Q. Clapp House. This rare survivor of the 1866 fire is named after the original owner and architect. Clapp created this stunning Greek Revival home in 1832, probably to broadcast his success in business and real estate development. Shortly before the fire, the property was owned by the city’s mayor. Historians explain this was a temporary city hall and records archive after the government locations were destroyed. The Charles Q. Clapp House is now owned by the Portland Museum of Art.


97 Spring St, Portland, ME 04101


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