George M. Harding
George Milford Harding
|Practice||Silloway & Harding; George M. Harding|
Life and career
In 1851, Harding established a partnership with Thomas W. Silloway. Silloway & Harding was dissolved by April, 1853, and both established private offices. Harding soon set his sights on northern New England, and was practicing in Concord, New Hampshire by 1854. By 1856 he was in Manchester. In 1858, he moved to Portland, Maine. It would also appear that for a time in the late 1860s he was employed as State Architect, and worked on a proposal for an expansion of the State House. He remained there until 1873, when he returned to Boston, though he continued to receive commissions to design buildings in Maine.
In the 1880s he relocated his office to Hyde Park, which was annexed to Boston in 1912.
Harding was one of several architects to rebuild important sections of downtown Portland after the fire of 1866. However, most of his work was made up of private residences and a large number of school buildings.
|1854||Benjamin Grover House||35 Pleasant St||Concord||New Hampshire|||
|1857||First Universalist Church||30 High St||Danvers||Massachusetts||Remodeled in 1925 into the Masonic Temple, Little & Browne, architects.|||
|1858||James L. Merrill House||310 Spring St||Portland||Maine|||
|1862||Joseph Drowne Houses||36-38 State St||Portland||Maine|||
|1863||Morrill's Corner School||808 Stevens Ave||Portland||Maine||Originally in Westbrook, then Deering.|||
|1863||Portland High School||284 Cumberland Ave||Portland||Maine||The original building has been obscured by later additions.|||
|1863||Searsport Union Hall||1 Union St||Searsport||Maine|||
|1865||William Allen Jr. House||9 Deering St||Portland||Maine|||
|1865||First Universalist Church||High St||Portland||Maine||Demolished.|||
|1865||Frye Grammar School||140 Ash St||Lewiston||Maine|||
Free Will Baptist Church
|51 Ocean House Rd||Cape Elizabeth||Maine|||
|1866||Bailey & Noyes Block||56 Exchange St||Portland||Maine||Altered by the addition of several floors.|||
|1866||Searsport Union School||23 Mount Ephraim Rd||Searsport||Maine|||
|1867||Boyd Block||178 Middle St||Portland||Maine||Altered by the addition of a floor.|||
|1867||First Parish Congregational Church||116 Main St||Yarmouth||Maine|||
|1867||India Street Fire Station||97 India Street||Portland||Maine|||
|1867||Rackleff Building||129 Middle St||Portland||Maine|||
|1867||Thompson Block||121 Middle St||Portland||Maine|||
|1867||Woodman Building||75 Pearl St||Portland||Maine|||
|1868||Greely Institute||303 Main St||Cumberland||Maine|||
|1868||Houlton Academy||Military St||Houlton||Maine||Later known as Potter Hall, a dormitory. Demolished.|||
|1868||George M. Harding House||6 Deering St||Portland||Maine||The architect's own residence.|||
|1869||Israel Washburn House||385 Spring St||Portland||Maine|||
|1871||Chapel||Maine Insane Hospital||Augusta||Maine||Demolished.|||
|1871||Saco High School||34 Spring St||Saco||Maine|||
|1872||First Universalist Church||Pequawket Tr||Hiram||Maine|||
|1872||Norlands Meeting House||290 Norlands Rd||Livermore||Maine||A remodeling.|||
|1873||Haverhill High School||33 Winter St||Haverhill||Massachusetts||Demolished.|||
|1877||Masonic Temple||139 High St||Belfast||Maine|||
|1878||Belfast National Bank Building||108 Main St||Belfast||Maine|||
|1881||Jacob E. Spring House,
|72 Summer St||Danvers||Massachusetts||Now the administration building of St. John's Preparatory School.|||
|1886||George M. Harding House||58 Oak St||Hyde Park||Massachusetts||The architect's own residence.|||
|1889||Patten Free Library||33 Summer St||Bath||Maine|||
- Union School NRHP Nomination. 1993.
- Nathaniel Bouton, The History of Concord. 1856.
- Transactions of the New Hampshire State Agricultural Society for the Year 1856. 1857.
- Journal of the House of Representatives of the State of Maine. Augusta, ME: Sprague, Owen & Nash, 1869.
- Fitchburg Historical Society. Legendary Locals of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2014.
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- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- Engineering News-Record 1925: 96. New York.
- Historical Collections of the Danvers Historical Society 1914: 29.
- Western Promenade Historic District NRHP Nomination. 1984.
- Environmental Impact Statement: SR-77 Fore River Bridge Replacement, Portland to South Portland, Cumberland County, Maine. 1987.
- Tenth Annual Report of the Superintendent of Common Schools of the State of Maine. Augusta, ME: Stevens & Sayward, Dec. 1863.
- Portland High School NRHP Nomination. 1984.
- Union Hall NRHP Nomination. 1986.
- Deering Street Historic District NRHP Nomination. 1982.
- Rackleff Building NRHP Nomination. 1973.
- "Historic Structures Survey, Town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine". 4 Nov. 1999.
- Portland Waterfront NRHP Nomination. 1974.
- First Parish Congregational Church NRHP Nomination. 1995.
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- Thompson Block NRHP Nomination. 1973.
- Woodman Building NRHP Nomination. 1972.
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- Reports of the Trustees and Resident Officers of the Maine Insane Hospital, December 1, 1871. 1871.
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- Belfast Commercial Historic District NRHP Nomination. 1980.
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