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Item 102079

Ruins of the Merchant Exchange / U.S. Custom House, Portland, 1857

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1854

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic Print

Item 96306

View south from top of custom house, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society

Date: circa 1875

Location: Rockland

Media: Stereograph

Item 102774

Portland Custom House officials under President James Buchanan, ca. 1857

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1858

Location: Portland

Media: Albumen print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 23 View All

Item 86343

Fish House, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf

Use: Fish House

Item 86345

Freight House, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf

Use: Freight House

Item 86346

24 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf

Use: Waiting Room

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Custom Collectors

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage. The last presidential appointment was made in 1960, and the system abolished in in 1974.

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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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Carved eagle for Anshe Sfard synagogue Torah ark, Portland, ca. 1917

Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.

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Site

Front Street, From Post Office Square, Bath. ca. 1930

Bath's Historic Downtown

The history of downtown Bath as created by the students of Bath Middle School, with assistance from members of the Sagadahoc History & Genealogy Room at the Patten Free Library and Bath Historical Society. Seventeen exhibits examine various historic blocks in the downtown section of the city.

Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.

Site

Charles E. Thompson Esso Station, 1-3 Maine Street, Bridgton, ca. 1938

Bridgton Historical Society

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