The Wedding Cake House: Truth Behind the Myths (2013)Short · 9 May 2013
The George W. Bourne house in Kennebunk - aka "The Wedding CakeHouse" - is one of the most photographed houses in Maine. From its humble beginnings as the Federal-style home of the Bourne family to one of the most recognized ornate Gothic Italianate facades along the Kennebunk River, the Wedding Cake House has been a focus of interest for over 150 years. There are many stories about the house and the family - truths, myths, and local legends that have built a mystique around the beloved landmark. In "The Wedding Cake House - Truth Behind the Myths", filmmakers will explore how the true stories about the house - the shipbuilding boom in Kennebunk, a devastating fire, a tragic death on Mt. Washington - are just as compelling as the confectionery stories designed to entice tourists and build a local legend.
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