1886 – Limerick, ME

Added to OHD on 12/3/18   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   12 Comments
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31 Main St, Limerick, ME 04048

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  • $189,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 1.5 Bath
  • 5112 Sq Ft
  • 0.68 Ac.
This iconic Limerick property offers endless opportunities both commercial and residential! The large first floor boast open reception area with several offices, kitchenette, bathroom, 2 vaults (one original to the building), great exposure on Route 5 with a flexible layout. The 2nd floor w/ 2 entries includes 8 rooms + kitchen, full bathroom, huge porch, numerous period details, built ins, 2 fireplaces and many elegant finishes. This building is truly a beauty and a pleasure to view!
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Steve Foglio, Real Estate 2000
(207) 636-9996 / (855) 289-8534
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12 Comments on 1886 – Limerick, ME

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  1. Karen Cameron says: 24 comments

    So nice! Heck of a deal for somebody.

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  2. RossRoss says: 2416 comments
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    1894 QueenAnneFreeClassic
    Emporia, KS

    Hey!

    Why doesn’t MY bank look like this??????

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  3. JimHJimH says: 5242 comments
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    The Limerick National Bank was founded in 1882 by merchant Jeremiah M. Mason (1820-1897). Originally built as a store, the building was remodeled in 1903 for dedicated use as a bank. The first US bank to offer interest-bearing savings accounts in 1892, and one of the earliest with a woman president in 1897, Mason’s daughter Frances E. Moulton.

    Vintage photos:
    https://www.mainememory.net/artifact/24097
    https://www.facebook.com/HistoricalSocietyLimerickMaine/photos/a.379335068743907/2008611029149628

    NRHP Limerick Historic District:
    https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/84001557

    Mason’s fine house just up the street:
    http://www.jeremiahmasonhouse.com/

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  4. StevenFStevenF says: 788 comments
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    1969 Regency
    Nashville, TN

    I don’t know why, but it blows my mind that a bank could be made out of wood and not stone/brick. I guess all the valuables were placed in the safe anyway, but it still seems odd to me.

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  5. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1068 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    All for this! The owl coaxed me in!
    Love.

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  6. Ernie says: 323 comments

    Wonder when it stopped being a bank & why? Google Earth street view shows it being painted the dark blue in August of this year so there is no signage. Doesn’t appear to be much in the area as far businesses go but if you are looking for a small place to call home, this could be it. I could easily see myself in that town in the old bank. I would love to see it restored. A person could even live on the 2nd floor & lease the first floor to another business. Or visa versa….
    That photo showing the enclosed porch, was that designed that way or was it enclosed later do you think?

    • JimHJimH says: 5242 comments
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      SIS Bank until they built their new branch – gotta have drive-up!
      https://www.banksisonline.com/home/more/hours/limerick-me-branch

      I agree there are a lot of potential uses for the building, preferably one that doesn’t require a lot of alteration (like a restaurant). Can’t beat the price for any kind of business space with parking, and residential upstairs.

      The cute little building next door was originally a lawyer’s office, later the town library and now the historical society:
      https://goo.gl/maps/bu56VNHnDT62

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      • Ernie says: 323 comments

        I saw that they had built a new bank to the NE. I have only been to Maine a couple of times (but not in a long time)& of course loved the coast but there is so much to love inland as well. I wish I was able to get there to see this place.

  7. aebonaebon says: 6 comments
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    The pantry stopped my heart. I could live in that sunny little room.

  8. montana channing says: 232 comments

    Limerick is in Southwest Maine and not far from Portland or New Hampshire (or Boston for that matter) and at the same time, there are several little towns around it that are off the beaten track but not too far off. Brownfield, Cornish, Limerick, etc.
    When they built it, they built it luxe – The downstairs woodwork, the newel post and those spiral turned spindles on the staircase plus all the wood has a really solid look to it which I guess a bank has to have to impress customers.
    But my faves are that great little half window seat, that incredible built in in the kitchen – that must be a fold up cutting board in the middle and that fancy white collonade and beautiful window. For the price, you sure get quality with this one.

  9. Gregory_KGregory_K says: 455 comments
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    Chatsworth, CA

    Limerick is not far from Kennebunk, so it is not off the beaten path. The town of Brownfield does not really exist any more as a fully functioning town; it was partly destroyed in the great Maine fires. Most of the remaining buildings are nice homes built after the fire.
    This building is as wonderful in real life as it is in the photographs. The few missing architectural details would be easy to replace.
    The town is also wonderful, with lots of handsome historic buildings.

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