Marrett House

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Daniel Marrett House
StandishME MarrettHouseFullView.jpg
Marrett House is located in Maine
Marrett House
Location On ME 25, Standish, Maine
Coordinates 43°43′55″N 70°33′5″W / 43.73194°N 70.55139°W / 43.73194; -70.55139Coordinates: 43°43′55″N 70°33′5″W / 43.73194°N 70.55139°W / 43.73194; -70.55139
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1789 (1789)
Architectural style Greek Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 74000314[1]
Added to NRHP February 15, 1974

The Daniel Marrett House is a historic home in Standish, in the U.S. state of Maine, now owned and operated as a house museum by Historic New England. In 1796, as a young man and recent graduate from Harvard University, Daniel Marrett moved to Standish to become the town parson. The house he purchased reflected his status as the community's leading citizen.

Over the years, Marrett's children and grandchildren enlarged and updated the house but left many furnishings and interior arrangements unchanged as relics of the past. They preserved the southwest parlor exactly as it had appeared on the occasion of a family wedding in 1847.

In 1889, the family celebrated the house's centennial by refurbishing several of the rooms with reproduction heirloom wallpapers and bed hangings, and organizing a large family reunion to honor the Marrett legacy. Owned and operated by Historic New England, the house is open to the public on the first and third Saturday of the month, June though October 15.

The house was used to safeguard gold from Portland anticipating the British attack in 1812.[2]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "Maine Local Government - Town of Standish". Archived from the original on 2006-12-15. Retrieved 2007-01-14. 

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