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Item 20505

Federal Street, Portland, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1925

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 20836

Federal Street, Portland, 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 2905-04-08

Location: Portland

Media: Photographic print

Item 13030

Federal Street, Portland, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1910

Location: Portland

Media: Glass Negative

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Item 51746

175-179 Federal Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Gannett Building Co.

Use: Offices & Printing Plant

Item 51740

118-120 Federal Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: City of Portland

Use: Electric Building

Item 51656

70 Federal Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Annie Isrealson

Use: Dwelling - Three Family

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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.


Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.


W. R. Allan Residence, Dennysville, ca. 1910

Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

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Center Street, Bath, ca. 1925

Bath's Historic Downtown - Old Town Hall and Grant Building

… Contributed byPatten Free Library The earlier building at the Grants Building site was the Old City Hall which was built in 1837 as Town Hall…

Site Page

Customs House, Bath, ca. 1978

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

Also, the building contained a room for federal judges, an office for the Port Surgeon and a room for the Merchant's Exchange and Board of Trade.

Site Page

Construction of Davenport Memorial City Hall, Bath, 1928

Bath's Historic Downtown - Davenport Memorial and City Hall

… Loring, is a mix of Classical Revival, Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival. It was built as a City Hall and memorial to Charles Davenport.

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Florence Ahlquist Link's WWII service in the WAVES

by Earlene Ahlquist Chadbourne

Florence Ahlquist, age 20, was trained to repair the new aeronautical cameras by the US Navy in WWII


Growing up DownEast

by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast