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Bangor Rye Bread Bakery entrance, ca. 1976

Contributed by Raymond H. Fogler Library

This photograph shows an entrance to the Bangor Rye Bread Bakery, a business located on Hancock Street in Bangor, Maine.

Although several proprietors are listed in various Bangor city directories -- including Barnett Kamenkovitz and Samuel Levoot (1927), Harry Cohen (1939), Gertrude Cohen (1951), and co-ownership of Reuben and Richard "Dick" Cohen (1957) -- by the 1970s, the establishment was closely associated with Reuben and Clara Cohen, parents of William S. Cohen, former United States Representative (1973-1978), Senator (1979-1996), and Secretary of Defense (1997-2001).

Many of the buildings in this area along Hancock Street were torn down in the late 1970s as a part of an urban renewal movement. The steeple of St. John's Catholic Church, which still stands, appears in the background of the photograph.

Other Information


  • Title: Bangor Rye Bread Bakery entrance, ca. 1976
  • Creation Date: circa 1976
  • Subject Date: circa 1976
  • Town: Bangor
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photograph
  • Dimensions (cm): 18 x 24
  • Local Code: MS0106_b03_f011_004
  • Collection: William S. Cohen Papers
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of ME; 5729 Fogler Library, Orono, ME 04469
(207) 581-2665
http://library.umaine.edu/cohen

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