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Contributed by: Bar Harbor Historical Society
Location: Bar Harbor
Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum
Date: circa 1910
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Owner in 1924: Riverton Realty Company
Use: Casino - Office - Dining
Owner in 1924: Little Diamond Island Association
Use: Casino and Wharf
At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.
In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.