About Brewster House Bed and Breakfast
A B and B in Freeport Maine, Brewster House is a historic Freeport Maine Bed and Breakfast, with a charming history of a family dating back to the Mayflower pilgrims.
Jarvis Adelbert Brewster built the house in 1888. He was born October 30, 1861 in Lincolnville (just north of Camden), Maine. He moved to Freeport in approximately 1887, following his marriage to Fannie Adams, the daughter of Captain Israel Adams, of Lincolnville. Brewster was a local businessman and the owner of J. A. Brewster, General Merchandise, and a "Dealer in Hardware, Stoves, Crockery, Groceries, Lime, Cement, Paints, Oils, etc." (as his store invoices of the 1890's recite). His store was located on the block where L. L. Bean stands today.
Brewster's brother, James H. Brewster, assisted him in the store for a time, before moving to Lisbon Falls, Maine, where he worked as a bookkeeper before buying his own successful hardware business.
So far as we know, Jarvis and Fannie had only one child, Mabel, who died at the age of seven years, in 1896. There is more about the Brewster Family on our History page.
Great care was taken during the year-long renovation process to retain and restore its antique features while creating spacious guest rooms and adding large new bathrooms and a sprinkler system. The owners at that time, Matt and Amy Cartmell, worked with the expertise of Taggart Construction to ensure that history was preserved, and quality construction techniques were used throughout. Brewster House, as a B & B in Freeport Maine, opened its doors to guests on July 2, 1994.
Our thousands of guests have complimented us most often on the beautiful decor, wonderful breakfast selections and impeccable cleanliness of our B and B in Freeport Maine. Our Maine State Board of Health score has been a perfect 100% since our opening.
We are most appreciative of the assistance of Mr. James Brewster (descendant of Jarvis' brother, James ) of Falmouth, Massachusetts, for providing some of the historical information for this page.