Peek Inside the Century-Old Doctors Dormitory for Sale in Maine
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The Portland, Maine real estate market has been scorching hot for years now, and it's not just high-end condominiums or multi-family units with tons of rental potential. Lately, some of Portland's hottest listings have been of the unique variety. Listed by Waypoint Brokers Collective, the sprawling property at 120 West Street is an eye-catcher. But its history and the changes the large property has endured over the last century are as substantial as the rather hefty price tag.
Portland's West End was once home to a group of impressive mansions. According to pmwht.org, this large mansion was a wedding gift from a father to his daughter in the early 1900's, and since its construction has served many purposes through its more than 100 years of existence. At one point in time, it was the large-scale home for Mary Cate Thomas, her husband William, their seven children, and group of servants including a live-in nanny. Decades later, it was lightly renovated and reconfigured to become a dormitory for doctors completing their residency at Maine Medical Center. The Thomas House has only known two owners for more than 110 years, and now it's officially on the market for the very first time. Let's take a look inside the unique Thomas House.