An upcoming project in an ancient Federal Cape is going to require our most delicate touch. We’ll be restoring the original front door and surround inside and out. It was once described as one of the most beautiful home entrances in Eastern Maine. It includes a pair of sidelights and a semielliptical fan light up top - composed of intricate tracery, punctuated by star, lion and acanthus leave, medallions all cast in lead. The highlight is a series of 14 hearts that arch across the top, divided by a large heart shaped urn in the center.
We were interested to learn the inspiration for this seemingly romantic gesture. The homes early history was a complete mystery. Who were the players in this love story? That will have to wait for another eblast.