The Narragansett, a historic Queen Ann Victorian built in the mid-1800’s is located at the corner of Union and Park streets in Rockland, Maine.
The building was most likely built for train passengers using the nearby railroad. Originally named the Maine Central Hotel, it became the Narragansett Hotel in the late 1800’s.
Mr. Frank Donahue operated the Narragansett Hotel until his death in 1944. It was part of the only “hotel circuit” in Maine for musicians to perform and be heard.
It was advertised as a finely appointed hotel, the only one of its kind in midcoast Maine. The hotel boasted electric lights, steam heat, perfect ventilation and reasonable prices. It was within a half minute’s walk of the railroad station and the business part of the city. The hotel was attractive and dramatic during this time and has been the inspiration for the condominium renovation.
In the 1950’s the hotel was renamed once again to Rockland Hotel, owned by Nathan Berliawsky, who also ran The Coffee Pot restaurant in the building.
In the 1970’s the property was purchased by Hiram Brown and renamed the Wayfarer. You can see scenes of the Wayfarer’s former restaurant in the movie “In The Bedroom” staring Sissy Spacek and Marisa Tomei.
The current proprietor, Colin Wentworth, a Rockland Real Estate Developer, purchased the building in 2005. Colin fully renovated the building to accommodate retail at street level and fully appointed condominiums at the second, third and fourth floors. Invest in Rockland’s Revival. Come home to a downtown condominium at the Narragansett.