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Item 75599

Congress Street at Forest Avenue, Portland, ca. 1933

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1933

Location: Portland

Media: Postcard

Item 20590

Congress at Brown Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 17655

Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Portland

Media: Postcard

Tax Records Showing 3 of 799 View All

Item 38931

551 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Congress Realty Co.

Use: Stores & Restaurants

Item 38966

Assessor's Record, 601 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Congress Realty Co.

Use: Mercantile

Item 38961

589 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Devisees of George C. Shaw Co.

Use: Store & Bakery

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After the Theatre, Riverton Park, ca. 1905

History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

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.

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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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Edmund S. Muskie, Democratic nominee for U.S. vice president, 1968

Clean Water: Muskie and the Environment

Maine Senator Edmund S. Muskie earned the nickname "Mr. Clean" for his environment efforts during his tenure in Congress from 1959 to 1980. He helped created a political coalition that passed important clean air and clean water legislation, drawing on his roots in Maine.

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Main Street, Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth, 1910

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

In 1807 the Embargo Act was passed by Congress, forbidding all international trade to and from American ports; with this, President Thomas Jefferson…

Site Page

Main Street, Walnut Hill, North Yarmouth, 1910

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

In 1807 the Embargo Act was passed by Congress, forbidding all international trade to and from American ports; with this, President Thomas Jefferson…

Site Page

Post Office Square, State and Harlow Streets, Bangor, ca. 1949

Life on a Tidal River - Post Office Square, State and Harlow Streets, Bangor, ca. 1949

In 1914 the U.S. Congress voted to buy the site and build what is now known as Bangor City Hall. It was originally known as the Federal Building…