Benjamin Barnes House

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Benjamin Barnes House

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89 Locust Street


Benjamin Barnes built this house about 1834. He was chief clerk of the Cocheco Mfg. Company and mimicked the Greek Revival style architecture of his superior who lived up the street in the Corporation House. It is said that the house contains plate glass in its windows.
        From the 1981 Heritage Walking Tour booklet


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