The History of Wallingford Hall


Hand-written recipe from 1829
Brick Store Museum Collection,
#797, Miscellaneous Box 1, Folder 54.

The grand staircase in historic Wallingford Hall.Wallingford Hall and barns were built in 1804 by housewright/architect Thomas Eaton for George and Abigail Wallingford. George Wallingford was the son of Samuel Wallingford, the very first United States Marine. George, a lawyer by profession, was one of the founding fathers of the town of Kennebunk, Maine. In 1820, he was elected the first moderator for the town, was on the committee for Maine statehood, and was instrumental in Maine becoming a state.

George served as paymaster to the Maine soldiers headed to the War of 1812, and in 1817 he chaired the committee that welcomed President James Monroe to Kennebunk. The home remained in the family until 1933.

   

Drawing of Wallingford Hall
by William E. Barry (1846-1932). 
Brick Store Museum Collection #29. 
   

Restoration is under way in Wallingford Farm's historic barn.


On April 28th, 2004, on Wallingford Hall's 200th anniversary, The United States Congress placed the buildings and farm on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic restoration of the property is now in progress.

   
portrait of George Wallingford
George Wallingford, First Moderator, 1820,
from the Kennebunk Centennial Celebration
Official Program, 1920.

Brick Store Museum Collection.
Elizabeth Abigail Wallingford (1806-1829)
by John Brewster, Jr. (1766-1854), 1808,
oil on canvas, 30 1/4" x 25".
Brick Store
Museum Collection, 1935.000.215.
   
   
   

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