Manufacturer: Maddock Pottery Co.
User: Old Fort Inn
Distributor: Mitchell Woodbury, Co Boston Mass.
Date of plate: 1918 – 1924
Notes: The Old Fort Inn was built in Cape Arundel Kennebunkport, Maine in 1901 by Ruel Norton. The firm of Clark & Russel of Boston designed the building having been inspired by an early 19th century fort in the area. Norton would later build the Breakwater Court Hotel in 1914. In 1962 the inn's last owner, Maurice Sherman, died and the inn was closed for 5 years and demolished in 1967. A rear service wing survived and was converted into a small bed and breakfast of the same name and continues operations in 2009.
Lamberton China white body; rust stripe outer rim and outer well, multicolored floral rim treatment with fruit baskets between gold stripes; the crest is a divided blue shield with 3 white doves, a helmet atop embellished with gold outlined brown and tan plumes and a white dove holding olive branch; in ribbon below shield is written "Old Fort Inn."
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