Keywords: Ice cream Parlor
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Contributed by: Sanford Historical Committee
Date: circa 1895
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society
Date: circa 1921
Media: Photograph, print
Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum
Media: Glass plate negative
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Owner in 1924: Jennie F. Cobb
Use: Grocery Store & Ice Cream Parlor & Dwelling
Address: 469 Stevens Avenue, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Getrude M. Sullivan
Use: Store - Ice Cream Parlor
Owner in 1924: Gilbert L. Brackett Estate
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