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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 another location in mid-coast Maine. Each sequence of the 85 mile move by land...   more
Dodge, Charles W.H. Collection
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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 another location in mid-coast Maine. 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 another location in mid-coast Maine. The home is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Original footage is 16 mm. film.
Genre(s)
Amateur
Place(s)
Repository
Northeast Historic Film
Availability
The Collection is open for research.
Condition Governing Reproduction and Use
Authorization to reuse and/or reproduce must be obtained from Northeast Historic Film. See http://oldfilm.org/content/stock-footage-licensing for more information.
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