Fifty-two gorgeous homes, historical, elegant, many on the ocean that, as the book Homes Down East describes them, “remain as fresh and inviting today as when they were built more than a century ago.”
Well, most of them fit that description. Some have burned or been torn down to make way for new bigger more modern homes and summer cottages. Thirty-two of the homes in the book are still standing.
The three authors and one photographer who put this book together for Maine’s Tilbury House Publishers are as distinguished as the homes they write about and photograph.
Earl Shettleworth Jr. has been Maine’s State Historian since 2004, but got involved in this field way back in 1964 when he cofounded Greater Portland Landmarks. He was appointed to the first board of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission in 1971 and has served as the commission’s director since 1976. Earl has written extensively on Maine history and architecture.