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Victoria Mansion

by in Sep 2000
Victoria Mansion
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109 Danforth Street
Portland, ME 04101
Website: www.victoriamansion.org
Phone: 207-772-4841

Widely considered the most magnificently ornamented dwelling of its period remaining in the country, the mid-19th-century Victoria Mansion retains about 90 percent of designer Gustave Herter’s original furnishings. Jaw-droppers include a 6-by-25-foot stained-glass ceiling window, mind-boggling trompe l’oeil wall and ceiling flourishes, and the dizzying colors and patterns of the Turkish Smoking Room. Best Historic-House Museum
-Yankee Magazine May/June 2016

First-time visitors’ jaws often drop upon entering the Morse-Libby House, a National Historic Landmark that’s rife with Victoriana and widely considered the most magnificently ornamented Italianate dwelling in the country.

The brownstone Morse-Libby House — commonly called the Victoria Mansion — is an exuberant, over-the-top monument to 19th-century excess. It’s also one of the most notable examples of Italianate architecture, with appropriately rococo interiors. Best Victoriana Immersion
-Yankee Magazine September 2009

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Updated Saturday, March 30th, 2013
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