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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 86345

Freight House, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf

Use: Freight House

Item 86343

Fish House, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf

Use: Fish House

Item 86341

39 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf

Use: Garage

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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

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.

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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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Customs House, Bath, ca. 1978

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… last year that the Customs Collector was in the Customs House. Govenor William KingItem Contributed byPatten Free Library Many people…

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Bath Opera House reopening, 1926

Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House

The Bath Opera House had a raging fire. The inside of the Opera House was wood, while the outside was brick.

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Sagadahock House, Bath, 1894

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

… from the Patten Free Library Sagadahock House, Bath, 1894Item Contributed byPatten Free Library The Sagadahock House was built in 1849; this…