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Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society
Media: Photograph, print
Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society
Media: Cardboard, Paper, Photograph
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Owner in 1924: Harriet L. Blake
Use: Dwelling - Two family
Owner in 1924: Maurice J. Mitchell
Use: Dwelling - Single family
A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.
During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.
These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.
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Right before this new Town Hall was occupied, the “Great Fire of 1837” decimated most of the early records thought to be safely in storage.
City Hall had a courtroom, a marshal's office, a judge's office, and a police matron's office. The City Hall is still used for meetings and official…
Odd Fellows Hall Odd Fellows Hall after repairs, Swan's Island, ca. 1985Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Independent…
My Maine Stories Showing 3 of 7 View All
by Arthur Benedetto
I worked my way up in International Paper, moving from the pick ax pile to a foreman on computers
by Randy Randall
We never bought live bait for fishing. Grandfather caught all the minnows and shiners we needed.
by Mary D. McGuirk
My life and career as a USAF Nurse