Homes Down East Book

About the Book

Dave Clough Photography was commissioned to shoot all of the color contemporary photographs in this look back on a superb collection of fine historic Maine Homes.

Between the Civil War and World War I, the Maine coast drew thousands of summer tourists every year. By the 1880s, some of the more affluent visitors began building cottages in the state. From 1885 to 1905, Scientific American Building Monthly published floor plans, photographs, and descriptions of hundreds of homes — many in the Shingle Style — to inspire architects, builders, and clients.

Homes Down East
, by Earle Shettleworth, Christopher Glass and Scott Hanson, offers architectural insights about the Maine homes that were featured in the magazine, along with contemporary color photography and fascinating history. It’s a must for anyone who loves Maine architecture.

About the Authors

A native of Portland, Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., cofounded Greater Portland Landmarks in 1964. In 1971 he was appointed by Governor Curtis to serve on the first board of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, and he has served as director of the commission since 1976 and as Maine State Historian since 2004. Earle has lectured and written extensively on Maine history and architecture.

Christopher Glass is an architect practicing in Camden, Maine, since 1974. He taught architectural design at Bowdoin College for twenty years and has lectured widely. He is a former chair of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, former president of Maine Preservation, and author of two previous books on the architecture of Maine homes.

Scott T. Hanson, an architectural historian with Sutherland Conservation & Consulting in Augusta, has researched and written numerous National Register nominations and Maine Historic Building Record documentation projects. Scott is the author of one previous book and co-author with Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., of The Architecture of Cushing’s Island (2012).


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Dave Clough Photography is currently shooting for a second Tilbury House Publishers release by Scott Hanson. A how-to book dealing with rehabbing historic homes while being sensitive to the original design, it is due out in 2017.