Peck, Bradford, House

506 Main St., Lewiston, Maine


1893 Bradford Peck House; 506 Main St., Lewiston, Maine

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The Bradford Peck House sits among the turn of the century mansions along Main Street, one mile north of the Lewiston business district and the former textile mills along the Androscoggin River. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places for its significance in the areas of commerce, social history and architecture. The Peck House is significant in the area of commerce because Bradford Peck established Peck’s Department Store, the largest department store in New England outside of Boston, and in the area of social history because of his enthusiastic promotion of a utopian economic system which he characterized as a giant cooperative enterprise. The Peck House is significant in the area of architecture because it is a fine example of a rambling, Colonial Revival house and because it was designed by the regionally prolific and successful architect George M. Coombs. Bradford Peck and his house, built in 1893, the year of the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, reflect the American turn of the century optimism and idealism that produced the City Beautiful Movement, the House Beautiful Movement and the Progressive Reform Movement.

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 12, 2009
Reference number
Architectural styles
Late 19th and 20th Century Revival: Colonial Revival; Victorian: Queen Anne
Areas of significance
Architecture; Commerce; Social History
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
B - Person; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Secondary structure
Current functions
Professional; Secondary structure
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1893; 1900; 1910
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 2

Update Log 

  • November 18, 2016: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • April 8, 2014: Photo imported by Brian Bartlett
  • December 20, 2013: Updated by Brian Bartlett: Added coordinates