Neal S. Dow House
Neal Dow House
Dow House in June 2008
|Location||714 Congress St., Portland, Maine|
|NRHP Reference #||73000236|
|Added to NRHP||April 11, 1973|
|Designated NHL||May 30, 1974|
Neal S. Dow House, also known as Gen. Neal Dow House, is an historic house in Portland, Maine, built for noted politician and prohibitionist Neal S. Dow. He was the Prohibition Party candidate for U.S. president in 1880.
The Neal S. Dow House is located at 714 Congress St. in Portland. Built in 1829, the House is now home to the Maine Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Neal S. Dow
Neal S. Dow was a prohibitionist mayor of Portland, Maine, known as the "Father of Prohibition". He sponsored the "Maine law of 1851", which prohibited the manufacture and sale of liquor. Dow was widely criticized for his heavy-handed tactics during the Portland rum riot of 1855.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- "Neal Dow House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-15.
- Carol Ann Poh and Robert C. Post (December 21, 1973). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Neal Dow House" (pdf). National Park Service. and PDF (32 KB)
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