Parker Cleaveland House

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Parker Cleaveland House
BrunswickME ParkerCleavelandHouse.jpg
Parker Cleaveland House is located in Maine
Parker Cleaveland House
Location 75 Federal Street, Brunswick, Maine
Coordinates 43°54′37.83″N 69°57′35.77″W / 43.9105083°N 69.9599361°W / 43.9105083; -69.9599361Coordinates: 43°54′37.83″N 69°57′35.77″W / 43.9105083°N 69.9599361°W / 43.9105083; -69.9599361
NRHP Reference # 00000702
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 16, 2000[1]
Designated NHL May 16, 2000[2]

The Parker Cleaveland House in Brunswick, Maine, was the home, from 1806-1858, of Parker Cleaveland, a mineralogist and a professor at nearby Bowdoin College.

While he was a professor at Bowdoin College, Parker Cleaveland conducted some of the earliest studies of mineralogy in the United States. His 1816 work Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy and Geology, which included a volume on types and localities of American minerals, became the standard textbook on the subject in American higher education and the model for future mineralogy scholarship and publications. Cleaveland, the "Father of American Mineralogy", lived in this house from 1806 to 1858.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000. It is now owned by Bowdoin College, and serves as the president's house.[2][3]

Massachusetts Hall at Bowdoin College is also listed on the National Register because of its associations with Cleaveland.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b "Parker Cleaveland House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Retrieved 2007-10-16. 
  3. ^ Joanne Kluessendorf and Kirk Mohney (undated) National Historic Landmark Nomination: Parker Cleaveland House, National Park Service and Accompanying 5 photos, exterior and interior, from 2000.

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