About Thomas A. Hill

Thomas Adam Hill–lawyer, banker and speculator. He commissioned Richard Upjohn to design and build the home of the BHS.

The Bangor directory of 1834 lists Thomas Hill as president and director of the Bangor Commercial Bank on Main Street, vice president of the Institution for Savings and a director of the Bangor Insurance Office. Assets listed in the city’s tax inventory show him to have been a man of property and enterprise. Present taxpayers may be interested to know that for all his affluence his total worth at that time was $27,903. He paid the city of Bangor $124.48 in taxes! Hill, however, suffered financial losses during the panic of 1837 and the bank foreclosed. The bank in Boston allowed him to stay in the house and pay the insurance, heat and taxes until the home was sold to Mr. Dale.