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Throwback Thursday

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:00pm

At the top of the hill, this house comes into view

Sort of unsettling, majestic and unforgettable too...

Do you know where this house is in the Midcoast and bonus question: does anyone remember its original owners?

Answer: That is the Oakes mansion on Appleton Ridge. At one time it was the home of an opera singer. Recently, it was/is the home of Donald Burke.

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