2023 Fall

Classes are free  with your  UMASC Membership


Central Maine’s Architectural History
(18th Century to 1900)

Instructor: Dan Mitchell

Thursdays • 8 classes • 9/21-11/9 • 5:30-7:30 PM

Class size 5-24 students
14 seats remaining
Location: Zoom only

This eight week course will cover four blocks of time (18th century, Federal, Greek Revival, Victorian). Classes will be roughly one hour, and we’ll look at slides of examples of local architecture from each period; making connections to the larger architectural themes of that period. Many of the local examples will be listed on the National Register of Historic Places. We’ll talk about historic preservation in general, and discuss how structures can become listed. Student input and suggestions for customized additions to the course are greatly encouraged!

Students will receive a printed copy of the week’s notes, as well as a list of the 20, or so, local structures mentioned each week. The notes have the potential to be used as a self-guided driving (or walking) tour of Maine’s architectural history. Field visits will be arranged (TBA) to view structures up close and in person. At least one of those visits will be an inside look at Vaughan Homestead in Hallowell.

Dan Mitchell is a former restoration carpenter who is the property manager at Vaughan Woods Historic Homestead in Hallowell.