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The Lafayette Hotel, Portland, ca. 1950

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The Lafayette Hotel, Portland, ca. 1950

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James Cunningham, a prominent Maine architect, built the Lafayette building in 1903. The hotel became famous for its Mayfair Ballroom and mosaic tile floors.

The former Lafayette Hotel is located on 638 Congress Street in downtown Portland. Though once a luxury hotel, since the 1960s the building has been redesigned as one, two and three bedroom apartments and renamed Lafayette Square Apartments.

With its proximity to downtown Portland, residents are in walking distance from the major shopping district of Portland.


Other Information


  • Title: The Lafayette Hotel, Portland, ca. 1950
  • Creator: Baumann, Harry H.
  • Creation Date: circa 1950
  • Subject Date: circa 1950
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photo on paper with ink
  • Dimensions (cm): 9 x 13.7
  • Local Code: P72Bb
  • Collection: Historic Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Greater Portland Landmarks
93 High Street, Portland, ME 04101-3797
207-774-5561
http://www.portlandlandmarks.org/

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