Neal S. Dow House

Neal S. Dow House, also known as Gen. Neal Dow House, is an historic house in Portland, Maine, built for noted politician and prohibitionist Neal S. Dow. He was the Prohibition Party candidate for U.S. president in 1880.

Dow House

The Neal S. Dow House is located at 714 Congress St. in Portland. Built in 1829, the House is now home to the Maine Women's Christian Temperance Union.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

Neal S. Dow

Neal S. Dow was a prohibitionist mayor of Portland, Maine, known as the "Father of Prohibition". He sponsored the "Maine law of 1851", which prohibited the manufacture and sale of liquor. Dow was widely criticized for his heavy-handed tactics during the Portland rum riot of 1855.

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