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Bradford Peck House
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Bradford Peck House
Bradford Peck House is located in Maine
Bradford Peck House
Location in Maine
Bradford Peck House is located in the United States
Bradford Peck House
Location in the United States
Location 506 Main St., Lewiston, Maine
Area Less than one acre
Built 1893 (1893)
Architect George M. Coombs
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Queen Anne
NRHP reference No. 09000010
Added to NRHP February 12, 2009

The Bradford Peck House is a historic house at 506 Main Street in Lewiston, Maine. Built in 1893, it is an unusual example of a rambling and asymmetrical Colonial Revival house. It was designed by local architect George M. Coombs and built for Bradford Peck, owner of Peck's Department Store, one of the largest such stores in New England. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. It now houses professional offices.

Description and history

The Bradford Peck House stands on the west side of Main Street, roughly 1 mile (1.6 km) north of downtown Lewiston, an area that was historically a fashionable residential area. It is a 2-1/2 story clapboarded wood frame structure, with a hip roof topped by a flat balustraded widow's walk. Its asymmetrical massing and projecting elements are reminiscent of the Queen Anne style, but the details are essentially Colonial Revival in character. The roof line has a modillioned eave, and the building corners are pilastered. A rounded section projects from the northeast corner, and a porch extends along the south side, supported by fluted Ionic columns.

The house was designed by local architect George M. Coombs, and was built in 1893 for Bradford Peck. Peck was a Massachusetts native who moved to Lewiston in 1883, purchased a dry goods business in 1885, and renamed it B. Peck & Co. in 1890. In addition to having Coombs design his house, Peck also commissioned Coombs to design his department store building, a four-story Romanesque building at the corner of Lisbon and Main Streets. Peck's was said to be the largest department store outside Boston, with forty departments displaying all manner of merchandise. Peck's house remained in residential use until 1985, and now houses professional offices.

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