Portland Showroom History


Our third and newest Chilton Showroom is located in the Thomas Block Building, the jewel of the Portland Waterfront. Featuring original brick walls, archways and wood beams, the showroom provides the perfect backdrop to showcase our newest original designs. We were drawn to this location for it’s rich history and deep connection to the Old Port. 

Stop by 100 Commercial Street in Portland. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the working pier and immerse yourself in history.

 

The Thomas Block Building
Built in 1860 | Recycled in 1979

The Thomas Block Building was completed in 1860. It derives it’s name from a prominent Portland Family who underwrote the enterprise on behalf of various wholesale food merchants and paper product related warehouse operators who occupied the building from the beginning.

Construction is on granite footings (that have not perceptibly moved in over a century and a quarter). The exterior and interior bearing walls are of Maine brick and the floor stringers (which are still visible in our ceilings), many of them a hefty six inches by fourteen inches, are of Maine red pine and hemlock which was floated down the Fore River as logs and sawn here on site.

Richard Stride and architect T. Scott Teas purchased seven eighths of the Thomas Block Building in 1976. From then until 1983 they lovingly “recycled” the building. Every square inch of brick and beam was sandblasted. Concrete floors were poured over existing wood floors in order to preserve the inherent beauty of the bricks and other natural materials. From top to bottom, the building was converted to what has become recognized as the jewel of the Portland Waterfront.

 

White Glove Delivery

Chilton offers nation-wide white glove delivery service, which means that your furniture will be carefully blanket wrapped, transported to your home, carried inside, and assembled, as needed. Your charge is a flat rate based upon delivery distance from Maine, and includes an unlimited number of pieces (a particularly good value for larger orders). Delivery times can take between two and nine weeks, depending on location and distance from our Maine warehouse. For deliveries to Alaska, Hawaii, or otherwise outside of the continental US, please call our showrooms to inquire about delivery options.

We are currently offering a free or reduced delivery offer for larger orders.  Please see details below.*

Chilton Delivery Map

"The delivery service was wonderful. All the furniture was wrapped to protect it from any damage. Chris and Chad did a great job unwrapping and carefully assembled and set everything up where we wanted it ... They did a great clean up afterwards. They made sure that we were happy with the furniture and its positioning before they would leave. Thank you!" - Tom & Cathy K.
 
Orders
Up To
$3000
Orders from
$3001 up
to $6000
Orders
over
$6000
New England
Southern Maine
Orders Up To $3000: $129
Orders $3001-$6000: FREE
Orders over $6000: FREE
Central Maine
Orders Up To $3000: $195
Orders $3001-$6000: $65
Orders over $6000: FREE
Northern Maine
Orders Up To $3000: $345
Orders $3001-$6000: $215
Orders over $6000: FREE
MA, NH
Orders Up To $3000: $195
Orders $3001-$6000: $65
Orders over $6000: FREE
CT, NY, RI, VT
Orders Up To $3000: $345
Orders $3001-$6000: $215
Orders over $6000: FREE
Northeast
DE, DC, MD, NJ, PA, VA
Orders Up To $3000: $395
Orders $3001-$6000: $265
Orders over $6000: FREE
Midwest / South
FL, GA, KY, NC, OH, SC, TN, WV
Orders Up To $3000: $445
Orders $3001-$6000: $315
Orders over $6000: FREE
Western / South
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, MO, MS, MN, MT, NE, NV, NM, ND, OK, OR, SD, TX, UT, WA, WI, WY
Orders Up To $3000: $545
Orders $3001-$6000: $415
Orders over $6000: FREE

 

* Please note that this free or reduced delivery offer cannot be combined with other sales, discounts or promotions.

Delivery Costs for Lighting and Home Accessories

When lighting and home accessories are ordered along with furniture, the delivery expense is included in the cost of the furniture delivery. When ordered separately, the delivery cost for lighting is a flat $45 for an unlimited number of lighting pieces. The delivery cost for smaller home accessories is $9.95 per item (Buckland Ceramics, Wooden Bowls, Shaker Peg Racks, Soy Candles, Sheepskin Throws, Woven Throws and Candle Holders).

NEW SHOWROOM OPENING

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100 Commercial Street
Portland, Maine

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