Orono House Tour

Orono, Maine house

1840 Greek Revival-style Gov. Israel Washburn House, Orono

House Tour

By Sarah Stebbins, Maine Homes by Down East
Here are the two things I knew about Orono before my sister-in-law and her family moved there: it is home to the University of Maine and it’s the birthplace of Pat’s Pizza Orono (official), a chain that has become as synonymous with Maine cuisine as the Italian sandwich. Among the things I did not realize — and was delighted to discover on a recent visit — is how many glorious old houses there are here. Click below to see my favorites, including the 1840 Greek Revival-style Gov. Israel Washburn House (pictured), and let me know your top Maine streets/towns for ogling old houses. I am making a list of places to visit!

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Sarah Stebbins

Sarah Stebbins is Down East's special projects editor.