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Montpelier

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Location: Thomaston, Mainemap
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Categories: Maine Historical Landmarks.

General Henry Knox, having newly retired, moved his family to Thomaston, Maine. His wife had inherited a great deal of land there.

Knox commissioned the architect E. Dunton to build him a mansion overlooking the river. He would name in Montpelier.

A gorgeous mansion was built, with gorgeous staircases, oval rooms and spectacular views. The house has unusual structural specifications, all made at Knox's special request.

General Knox lived in the house until his death.

The Mansion, left to family, was abandoned and eventually razed.

The people of mid coast Maine, however, in the 1920’s, made a commitment to have the mansion rebuilt and set about to fundraising. In 1929 ground was broken and the replica of the mansion stands a short distance from its original site today.

The mansion is now a historical museum run by the Friends of Montpelier. It is filled with the original furniture and personal belongings of General Knox and his family.





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