This week’s historic house puzzle is the Pote House in Freeport, Maine.
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The Capt. Greenfield Pote House is an 18th century vernacular saltbox saltwater farm in Freeport, ME. Vernacular architecture is defined as a type of local or regional construction, using traditional materials and resources from the area where the building is located. Consequently, this architecture is closely related to its context and responds to the specific geographic features and cultural aspects of its surroundings. For this reason, they are unique to different places in the world, and often recognized as part of the identity of the place.
The Pote House had a few changes in the mid-19th and early-20th century but remains largely intact as a pre-Revolutionary War era house, making it a rare survivor for the region. The fact that it retains its context of open fields and historic barns overlooking the ocean adds to its historic significance. I am working with the owners to identify its preservation priorities.
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