Keywords: Limestone Hill
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Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society
Date: circa 1871
Media: Photographic print
Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society
Date: circa 1875
Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.
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This property included Limestone Hill and its nearly 100-year-old lime quarry, a wharf and stores on Wadsworth Street.
… Knox Wharf at the foot of Wadsworth Street, the Limestone Hill quarry and other valuable property mortgaged to him by Lucy Knox prior to 1820, was…
It was known as Limestone Hill. The Legislative Branch built it and owned it too. On September 15, 1924, a fire started in the broom shop, spreading…