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Item 22056

Hotel Brown, Main Street, Springvale

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 22827

West Side of Main Street North of Springvale Square, Circa 1887

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1886

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glasss Negative

Item 22917

Hotel Brown, Springvale, ca. 1891

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1891

Location: Sanford

Media: Print from Glass Negative

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Item 63335

208-222 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Philip H. Brown & John M. Brown Co.

Use: Hotel & Stores

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Preble House, Portland, ca. 1920

Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Charles Weed's Certificate of Disability, 1862

Home Ties: Sebago During the Civil War

Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.

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Dr. Robert on Duck Brook, Bar Harbor, ca. 1920

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rusticators on the Rise

… Bring half-worn winter garments, with boots ditto, to be prepared for tramping and excursions. -Eliza Brown Chase, 1884 Continue to Inns

Site Page

Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Streetscape, 1790-1930

It had a gable roof and possibly had a center chimney. The house was moved about 1826 to 39 Brown Street, around the corner.

Site Page

Main Street, Northeast Harbor, ca. 1917

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

The shop, now a hardware store, is still owned by the Brown family. Emily Manchester operated a hand laundry business in the back of her home.