Record, E.C. and M.I., Homestead
8 Bean Rd., Buckfield, Maine
+44.28668, -70.3469544°17'12" N, 70°20'49" W
Located in the eastern Oxford County town of Buckfield, the Ezekiel Courtney and Mariam Irish Record Homestead is a good example of transitional Federal/Greek Revival style residential architecture and, with its ell, shed and barn, of the connected farmstead form developed in Western Maine in the 19th century. The story-and-a-half Cape Cod style house with recessed entry, massive pilasters, thick frieze and full cornice returns represents a bold vernacular adaptation of high-style Greek Revival trim. The house was built for the young couple, Ezekiel and Mariam (Irish) Record c.1844, and is close to the homes of many Irish and Record relatives. Mr. Record owned the house for 30 years, selling it to his son-in-law in 1874, three years after the death of his wife. The Ezekiel and Mariam Record Homestead was listed in the National Register of Historic Places under Criterion C, architecture, at the local level of significance, as a property that embodies the distinctive characteristics of transitional Federal/ Greek Revival domestic architecture as well as the distinctive form of the northern New England connected farmstead. It an example of a type, period and method of construction that illustrates trends in architectural style and is exemplary within the local context for both its architectural detail and its high degree of integrity.
- June 5, 2014: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
- December 18, 2013: Added by Brian Bartlett