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A new and correct plan of Portland, 1823

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A new and correct plan of Portland, 1823 / Maine Historical Society

This map shows Portland as it looked in 1823. Included in the area mapped is what was then Cape Elizabeth and is now South Portland. Are there other areas of town that you recognize whose names have changed? Which areas and what are the new names?
There are several ropewalks drawn on this map. What is a ropewalk? Where are they located?
There are a large number of new streets that appear on this map, have any of the streets retained the names they were given in the 1690 map? Which ones?
Find the Observatory on the map. What other buildings are near the Observatory? What are the street names around the Observatory?

 

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