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Item 26616

Two Morse Houses, Old County Road, Thomaston, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 33446

Dwelling on Blanchard Road, Cumberland, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Cumberland Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Cumberland Media: Photographic print

Item 102782

Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, Westport Island, ca. 1858

Contributed by: Bob and Callie Connor through Westport Island History Committee Date: 1858 Location: Westport Island Media: Photographic print

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Great Cranberry Island's Preble House

The Preble House, built in 1827 on a hilltop over Preble Cove on Great Cranberry Island, was the home to several generations of Hadlock, Preble, and Spurling family members -- and featured in several books.


Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Building Boom, early 19th century

It is from this century of Thomaston’s development that so many prize architectural examples remain.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century 'Melissa Trask,' 1884Item Contributed byMaine Historical Society Shipbuilding Seafaring enterprises played a major role in…

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Surry by the Bay - Early Twentieth Century

Early Twentieth Century Daily Living During the Jazz Age of 1920s, Surry had some specialized schools, including a dancing school and a singing…