Houses and Outbuildings of Mount Desert Island

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 84 - Hulls Cove, Maine  04644

(updated 8 October 2023)

Welcome to the Houses and Outbuildings of Mount Desert Island home page, part of the Mount Desert Island Cultural History Project.

Purpose of this web page: The purpose of this web page is to present information about houses and outbuildings on Mount Desert Island. These houses differ from the named cottages (see the MDI cottage web page) primarily in size and cost and were the habitation of the year-round resident. Many (most?) of these are now represented by a cellar hole. The entries below are by the name of either the most recent resident(s) or by the best-known resident(s).

How to contribute: All information (including images) should be e-mailed to or sent by traditional mail to MDI Houses at the address at the top of this page.

Below is a list of Mount Desert Island’s towns. Click on any town name and you will be taken to a web page about the houses and outbuildings in that town.

Bar Harbor
Mount Desert
Southwest Harbor
[information to be added]