Hallowell house was designed and built by John D. Lord, who had previously supervised the construction of the Maine State Capitol building. Construction began in 1832 in the hope that it might swing favor towards Hallowell becoming the Capital of the newly annexed state. The hotel became home to legislators and hosted visits by Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Theodore Roosevelt and L.L. Bean. It boasted a restaurant, a ballroom, and barber shop, as well as a bank and post office. There were fireplaces in each room, high ceilings and winding stair cases. From the 1920’s to the 1950’s the hotel was known as the Worster House and was famous for its fine restaurant and hospitality.

Hallowell House
Hallowell House fut construit par l’architecte John D. Lord qui avait supervisé la construction du capitole de l’Etat de Maine. La construction commença en 1832 dans l’espoir que Hallowell deviendrait la capitale du nouvel état. L’hôtel hébergea de nombreux législateurs et reçut la visite de Daniel Webster, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Thedore Roosevelt et L.L. Bean. L’hôtel possédait un restaurant, salle de danse, coiffeur, ainsi qu’une banque et un bureau de poste. Il y avait des cheminées dans chaque chambre, de hauts plafonds et des escaliers majestueux. Entre les années vingt et cinquante l’hôtel, connu sous le nom de Worster House, était renommé pour la qualité de son restaurant et de son hospitalité.

Photograph(s)/illustration(s) – Captions

S6-01 – 4 1/2×3 ½ – Promotional Card
Credit Carla Worster Gilley Collection

S6-03 – 10 ½ x 7 ½ – “Worster House Dining Room”
La salle à manger de Worster House
Credit Karla Worster Gilley Collection

S6-04 “Worster House Menu”
Un menu à Worster House
Credit Carla Worster Gilley Collection
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The Hallowell Museum in the Streets is a project of Row House Inc. and the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, made possible by Patron Grants from Gardiner Savings Bank of Maine, Mattson Development, LLC and The Wolfington Auto Group.
The project was underwritten by Eric & Pamela Perry & the Perry Family

This Panel was sponsored by Granite Hill Estates

A Museum Tour Guide is available at the Hallowell City Hall, Hubbard Free Library and at many city merchants. The Guide and links to more information about Hallowell are available online at www.