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Historical Items (396)  |  Tax Records (19139)  |  Exhibits (73)  |  Sites (51)  | 

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Item 4175

Title: Plan of the City of Portland, 1837

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1837

Location: Portland

Media: paper

Item 4174

Title: Map of Portland and vicinity, 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1900

Location: Portland

Media: paper

Item 16295

Title: Fairview Water Works, Houlton, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum

Date: circa 1895

Location: Houlton

Media: Photograph

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Item 57474

Address: 28 Hanover Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maurice Cowan

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 31992

Address: 8 A Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Marial B. Soule

Style: victorian - double house

Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 31993

Address: 17-21 A Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Abee Herman

Style: Second Empire

Use: Dwelling - Double House

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Exhibit

Stone house with clipped gables, 974 Sawyer Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Sylvan Site: A Model Development

Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, a Portland lawyer and politician, had grand visions of a 200-home development when he began the Sylvan Site in South Portland in 1917. The stock market crash in 1929 put a halt to his plans, but by then he had built 37, no two of which were alike.

Exhibit

George French dorm room, Bates College, ca. 1901

Maine Through the Eyes of George W. French

George French, a native of Kezar Falls and graduate of Bates College, worked at several jobs before turning to photography as his career. He served for many years as photographer for the Maine Development Commission, taking pictures intended to promote both development and tourism.

Exhibit

Shaylor's 'Compendium of Penmanship,' ca. 1900

Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

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Site

235-237 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, 1924

City of Portland Planning & Urban Development

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Oldest known photograph of Guilford, Covered Bridge, ca. 1850

Guilford, Maine

An extensive history of a small central Maine town as compiled by team members from Guilford Historical Society and Piscataquis Community Middle School, with input from Guilford Memorial Library, Guilford Economic Development Board, and the Guilford’s town office. Manufacturing, festive events, historic buildings, notable veterans, and education, are covered in depth.

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.