Watercolor

Frost Garrison, Eliot, Maine

Mid to late 19th century / Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

VP064_Frost_Garrison_6in.jpg

"The Frost Garrison, on Frost Hill in East Eliot, still stands today. Built in 1738, it was the early settler' refuge during American Indian attacks. There was a secret passage between the main house and the garrison. The bottom level had an earthen floor...The lower level of the Frost Garrison housed animals during American Indian raids. The people fought off the attacks from the second floor. The walls of the garrison were seven inches thick."

Excerpted from Images of America Eliot, by Margaret A. Elliott, Arcadia Press, 2005.

Inscription reads, "Garrison house, Eliot. Altered to carriage house."

~ Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900), “Frost Garrison, Eliot, Maine,” Portsmouth Public Library's Online Archives, accessed September 21, 2020, https://portsmouthexhibits.org/items/show/812.

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Title

Frost Garrison, Eliot, Maine

Subject

Eliot (Me.)
Historic buildings
Watercolors (paintings)

Description

"The Frost Garrison, on Frost Hill in East Eliot, still stands today. Built in 1738, it was the early settler' refuge during American Indian attacks. There was a secret passage between the main house and the garrison. The bottom level had an earthen floor...The lower level of the Frost Garrison housed animals during American Indian raids. The people fought off the attacks from the second floor. The walls of the garrison were seven inches thick."

Excerpted from Images of America Eliot, by Margaret A. Elliott, Arcadia Press, 2005.

Inscription reads, "Garrison house, Eliot. Altered to carriage house."

Creator

Foster, Sarah Haven (1827-1900)

Source

Sarah Haven Foster Views of Portsmouth

Publisher

Portsmouth Public Library, Special Collections

Date

Mid to late 19th century

Format

Jpg derived from Tif

Language

eng

Type

StillImage

Identifier

PPL-AA1989.60.64

Watercolor Item Type Metadata

Provenance

Gift of Mary A. Foster, 1901