By Earle G. Shettleworth Jr.

The Blaine residence in Augusta is one among Maine's such a lot awesome houses. In 1862, 3 many years after the home was once outfitted through Capt. James corridor within the early 1830s, James and Harriet Blaine moved in. the house grew to become the surroundings for probably the most meteoric careers in American politics, within which James Blaine served as Speaker of the united states condo of Representatives, US senator, secretary of country, and Republican candidate for president in 1884. After the deaths of her mom and dad, the Blaines' daughter Harriet Blaine Beale gave the home to the kingdom in 1919. considering the fact that 1920, it has served because the authentic place of dwelling of the state's governors and their households. As a logo of kingdom govt, it ranks with the Maine kingdom apartment. the home has been a countrywide old Landmark in view that 1964. Architecturally, it displays a mix of Federal, Victorian, and Colonial Revival types. this day, the Blaine apartment capabilities as a social show off for Maine, a operating workplace, and kinfolk dwelling quarters.

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