New book celebrates Hallowell homes

As printed in the Kennebec journal on July 12, 2012

‘The Dwellings’ coffee table book shows variety of Hallowell homes

By Susan McMillan
Staff Writer

HALLOWELL — The homes in the coffee table book “The Dwellings” are downtown and out in the country. They include houses, condos, a nursing home and a bed and breakfast.

“Any place a person sleeps, we figured that was a dwelling,” said Jane Paxton, who spearheaded the creation of the book as a fundraiser for the historic preservation group Row House.

The books arrived Wednesday, and residents who paid to have their homes featured can pick up their copies at an event Sunday evening at Slates Restaurant.

Row House will sell copies at Old Hallowell Day next weekend and through several stores in the city to raise money for historic preservation projects at the fire station and elsewhere in the city.

Paxton said “The Dwellings” was inspired by a book created for Hallowell’s 200th anniversary celebration in 1962.   … read the full article