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Historical Items Showing 3 of 373 View All

Item 14101

Paul Tower, Brewer, 1962

Contributed by: Brewer Public Library

Date: 1962

Location: Brewer

Media: Photographic print

Item 55226

Water Tower, Fairfield, ca. 1930

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1930

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

Item 10404

Main line coal tower in Oakfield, c. 1945

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1945

Location: Oakfield

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 8 View All

Item 86899

Pocket and Screen Tower, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Randall and McAllister

Use: Pocket and Screen Tower

Item 70926

Assessor's Record, Water Tower, Presumpscot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grand Trunk Railroad

Use: Water Tower

Item 35070

Assessor's Record, 192-196 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co.

Use: Signal Tower

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Fire lookout at Agamenticus Mountain, ca. 1920

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

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Oakland Park, Rockport, ca. 1915

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

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Brunswick-Topsham pedestrian bridge, ca. 1920

The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

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South abutment of wire suspension bridge, Strong, ca. 1895

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

The towers consisted of four piers framed and braced to support the load. Built in 1857, this bridge remained in service until 1922 when it became…

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South abutment of wire suspension bridge, Strong, ca. 1895

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The towers consisted of four piers framed and braced to support the load. Built in 1857, this bridge remained in service until 1922 when it became…

Site Page

Methodist Episcopal Church, Strong, ca. 1905

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… was dedicated on Christmas Day 1835, but the tower was not added until 1884. The bell was donated by Washington Libby, Esq. of Chicago, Illinois.