Charles Dodge Collection
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Creator(s)
Donald D. Dodge
Primary Format and Extent
video (56 min.) : si., b&w ; 3/4 in.
Collection Date Range
1925
Summary
Collection contains [Spite House], home movies of a Federal style house as it was moved 85 miles by land and water from Phippsburg, Maine, to Deadman Point, Rockport. Includes scenes of the entire sequence, using men, horses and a towed barge. Also includes scenes of the Donald Dodge family in the house and the home at its destination.
Biographical/Historical Notes
The Spite House was built at Phippsburg Center, Maine, on the Kennebec River in 1806. It was constructed by Captain Thomas McCobb to annoy his stepmother, who had gained control of the main family mansion (at Phippsburg) while he was at sea. In 1925 the house was bought by Mr. and Mrs. Donald D. Dodge (Charles' parents) and moved by water to Deadman's Point in Rockport. The home is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Original footage is 16 mm. film.
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Items in this collection: 1
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1) [Moving the Spite House]
Amateur footage taken in 1925 that documents the moving of a Federal style house from Phippsburg, Maine to Rockport, Maine. Each sequence of the 85 mile move by land and water is captur...more
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