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.
About This Item
- Title: Bangor Rye Bread Bakery entrance, ca. 1976
- Creation Date: circa 1976
- Subject Date: circa 1976
- Town: Bangor
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 18 cm x 24 cm
- 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
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