CIHS Exhibit 2016-17
Chebeague’s Domestic Architecture 1750-1890
The Museum’s 2016-2017 exhibit explored the residential architecture of the island during the first century and a half of its permanent settlement. Great Chebeague Island has a rich architectural heritage. More than 140 residential and community structures were built on Chebeague from the time of settlement to 1890, when summer cottages began to be built. The evolution of island architecture coincided with the development of the island. From classic Cape Cods and houses with Greek Revival and Italianate features to the Mansard houses of the 1880s, the exhibit followed how homes on Chebeague followed the fashions of the nation.