The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hamilton House -- This Took My Breath Away

40 Vaughan's Lane
South Berwick, Maine

I have seen a lot of houses lately, and although each house is unique, Hamilton House took my breath away. We walked through the formal garden, with the Salmon Falls River and New Hampshire in sight, to get to the house. I loved the wallpaper and canopy beds in this 1785 house. To learn about the families who lived here, please see thorough link above, detailing everything you ever wanted to know!
A large wide hallway, and to the right is the dining room, shown below. My problem is always dealing with the sun, so some photos are bright.
The first thing that catches your eye, is the wrap-around room mural. When we were told that one painted mansion, was of The Mount, I was impressed. The Mount is in Lenox, Massachusetts and was the home of author Edith Wharton.

To see a few interior photos of the house, you can view my blog at:

The living room. "Hand painted over scenic wallpaper (original probably French). Scene on a canal lined with views of various houses and churches of the Piscataqua region such as Hamilton House, Gov. Wentworth House, Old North Church, Pierce House, Langdon House, and Jewett House. Overall blue-green tone." From their website. There is no mention of the Mount estate, which was in the dining room, so possibly that was done by another artist.

  Love the dishes and love the green ivy wallpaper.

Second floor, with a view of the large garden.
Below are two of the prettiest bedrooms, I've ever seen, and a few plain ones, plus a cute child's room.


   The old photo on the easel is of the garden, taken from this window. 


Photo shared to Facebook by Historic New England.


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