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Main Street Bed and Breakfast cira 1890s. Former owners removed the front porches.

The Front of the House in 1997.

The original railing was only 2' high.

When I purchased the house it had one bathroom

The Primrose Bathroom under construction

660 Main Street was built circa 1820 by Dr. Reuel Barrows, one of the founding members of the Fryeburg Temperance Union. The house was built on a granite foundation with the lumber milled on site; the cellar still contains some of the original hand hewn supporting beams. Also on site is the property's original 50' x 50' post and beam barn. Generations of families have put their imprint on the house, adding wings and frequently reconfiguring the interior. However, the house's exterior appearance has mostly remained unchanged since the 1890's.

Since the turn of the 20the century, the house has been the home and office to several of Fryeburg's doctors, the most recent being Dr. Dore, father of Fryeburg's current town librarian. For long time residents of Fryeburg, Main Street Bed & Breakfast is known as "Dr Dore's house".

When I purchased the house it had been vacant for two years. The house had a solid structure with a well preserved, but dated interior, under at least 7 layers of wallpaper. The property has been as lovingly and faithfully restored as possible. Despite an emergency services renumbering of Main Street in 2005 that changed my address from 133 to 660, the Reuel Barrows house lives on with its horsehair plaster, pumpkin pine floors and original fireplaces. We think Dr. Barrows would approve the few changes, especially the new bathrooms.

I love my home, and hope that you will too.

660 Main Street
Fryeburg, Maine 04037
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