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Anderson Brothers Store

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Area  less than one acre
NRHP Reference #  00001635
Added to NRHP  11 January 2001
Built  1901 (1901)
Opened  1901
Anderson Brothers Store
Location  280 Main St., Stockholm, Maine

The Anderson Brothers Store is a historic general store building at 280 Main Street in Stockholm, Maine, United States. Built in 1901, this 1-1/2 story wood frame structure was the town's first general store, and is its only historic retail building. It operated until the 1950s, and now houses the Stockholm Historical Society's museum. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2001.

Description and history

The Anderson Brothers Store is a 1-1/2 story vernacular wood frame structure, with a single-story wing to the north and an attached barn to the rear. The main facade, facing east, has a projecting section with bay windows flanking a recessed entrance, topped by a shallow hip roof. The front-facing gable roof has a large cross gable on the south side, and the wing to the north has a flat roof and false front. The long south side of the building has a second entrance about half way, and several irregularly spaced windows. The barn has a large track-mounted door. The interior of the building features original tongue-and-groove sheathing on the walls and ceiling.

The main block of the store was built c. 1901 by John and Lewis Anderson, and was the town's first general store. By 1915, the store had grown, adding the north wing to house the local post office, and with the projecting front section added. The partnership dissolved in 1910, and Lewis Anderson ran the store alone until 1918. The store was thereafter operated by a number of different owners through to the 1950s. The building was acquired in 1976 by the local historical society, which now houses its museum collection there.


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