The Charles Jarvis House (1887)

February 26th, 2011 Posted in Houses, Portland, Queen Anne

At 422 Main Street in Portland is a house built in 1887 for Charles L. Jarvis and his wife, Louisa. Jarvis, whose father father was secretary and treasurer of the Middlesex Quarry Company, founded the Charles Jarvis Company, now called Jarvis Airfoil. Designed by David R. Brown of New Haven, the house has recently been repainted by its current owners in authentic Victorian-era colors, which highlight the home’s decorative detailing. Here is a picture of the house before it was repainted last year:

  1. 4 Responses to “The Charles Jarvis House (1887)”

  2. By Ken on Feb 26, 2011

    I love the paint colors, which really show off the house details nicely.

  3. By Zoe on Aug 1, 2012

    I am doing reserch on New England homes for a book I’m writing and would like to know more about the Charles Jarvis house. would you be so kind as to relate to me its history? Thank you.

  4. By Daniel on Aug 1, 2012

    All I know about this house is included in the post. You cold try contacting the historical society in Portland.

  5. By Josh on Aug 4, 2012

    I know the two guys who decorated that house.

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