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Historical Items

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Item 15954

Water Street, Skowhegan ca. 1923

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1923 Location: Skowhegan Media: Postcard

Item 26149

Business district, Bar Harbor, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1960 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photograph on postcard

Item 81955

Town Business decorated for Centennial, Monson, 1922

Contributed by: Monson Historical Society Date: 1922-08-24 Location: Monson Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 59843

183-201 Kennebec Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Water District Use: Office & Shop


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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.


A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston Business District - 1857 to 1880

Thomaston Business District - 1857 to 1880 North side of Main Street Business Block, Looking west to east, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item…

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Portland Water District

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

For the most part, only the town’s business district used brick construction. When not building ships, craftsmen became architects and house…