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Item 81804

Charles C. Price, Portland, ca. 1885

Contributed by: Maine Irish Heritage Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86718

Assessor's Record, 270 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Franklin Real Estate Company Use: Wharf


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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."


Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.