Keywords: Clark Hall
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
… Brown Spencer Buck Devin Chamberland Kait Clark Nat Crocker Sam Day Alex Dumas Andrea Fredericks Molly French Emily Gardiner Sam Gilbert Tasha…
This hall was known as Chase Memorial Hall and when Mr. O.W. Chase died the building was left to the New Portland Lion's Club.