Neal S. Dow House

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Neal Dow House
Dow House in June 2008
Neal S. Dow House is located in Maine
Neal S. Dow House
Location 714 Congress St., Portland, Maine
Coordinates 43°39′11″N 70°16′12″W / 43.65306°N 70.27000°W / 43.65306; -70.27000Coordinates: 43°39′11″N 70°16′12″W / 43.65306°N 70.27000°W / 43.65306; -70.27000
Built 1830
Architectural style Federal
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 73000236
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 11, 1973[1]
Designated NHL May 30, 1974[2]

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.

Dow House[edit]

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.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.[2][3]

Neal S. Dow[edit]

Main article: 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.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Neal Dow House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2008-05-15. 
  3. ^ 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 Accompanying three photos, exterior, from 1973  PDF (32 KB)

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