Did you know?

 

Who lived in the house on our home page?

 

This is Hannibal Hamlin’s house located where Dunkin' Donuts is now. He practiced law and lived in Hampden from 1834 (a year after he was admitted to the bar) until his inauguration for Vice President under Abraham Lincoln. After 1864 he moved to Bangor. The home was demolished in 1959 to make room for a gas station/garage.

 

The destruction of Hannibal Hamlin’s home led to the beginning of HHS and the designation of that area of town as an historical district. That’s why this area of the road, from Western Ave to the Coldbrook Road, have granite curbing as opposed to the concrete curbing on the rest of the road!