Daniel Cough House and Store

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Daniel Cough House and Store

Daniel Cough (1840-1906)

Daniel Cough's house - "The Della & Wills Dow House (Daniel Cough Homestead), Bernard circa 1868 - Daniel Cough, who was originally from China, built this lovely home on property purchased in 1868 from Dorcas Booth. Cough operated a store next door. The exterior of the house is basically unchanged, other than the addition of the door and porch on the north side, and the replacement of windows and siding. The interior has been renovated, replacing the pantry with a laundry and bathroom. In 1908, the original property was split between Ezra Cough and A. Bird Cough. Tax records reveal tha in 1912 Ezra R. Cough sold the house to Harold L. Holmes. The Dows acquired the house in 1952." - “The Historic Homes of the Town of Tremont…A perspective in Time,” p. 10 - Published by the Tremont Historical Society, July 1998.

Daniel Cough's store - "The Rosemary & Robert Tilden House, Bernard circa 1878 - It would appear that the current house at one time was a store. It was occupied by Daniel Cough, then called "Old China." The original building may have been constructed as early as 1873. Cough heirs include Ezra R. Cough and A. Bird Cough. Other names on deeds include Omar W. Tapley, Mary Ethel Mitchell, George L. and Katherine M. Higgins, Kenneth Eugene Sawyer and Clifford S. and Rosemary W. Stillwell. According to the present owners [the Tildens], the house seems to have been "thrown together" using any scraps and spare lumber available. During renovation, the Tildens found a mail slot, a snack counter, remnats of Mitchell's ice cream shop and a horse whip." - “The Historic Homes of the Town of Tremont…A perspective in Time,” p. 23 - Published by the Tremont Historical Society, July 1998.

Daniel Cough was also called "John Chiney" or John Chinaman. He is said to have opened his store in the 1860s.

102-104 Bernard Road

ME

USA

Citation

“Daniel Cough House and Store,” Southwest Harbor Public Library Digital Archive, accessed December 14, 2018, https://swhplibrary.net/digitalarchive/items/show/9298.Item 13310