Keywords: Broad Street
Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.
Fiske Block, Broad Street, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description John Martin (1823-1904)…
… the Hyde Block was built in 1871, the site at Broad and Front Streets was occupied by a 2 ½ story wooden building housing the Zina Hyde Chandlery.