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Keywords: National Bank of Portland

Historical Items

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Item 20300

Portland National Bank officers, 1939

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1939 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 27938

Lincoln Bank Check, Bath, 1853

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: 1853-03-29 Location: Bath Media: Ink on paper

Item 20842

Canal Bank, Portland, ca. 1970s

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1978 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 63325

186-188 Middle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canal National Bank Use: Bank & Offices

Item 99015

33-37 Plum Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canal National Bank Use: Store - Mission

Item 78291

49 Tyng Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Chapman National Bank Use: Dwelling - Two family

Exhibits

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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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.

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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.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

Fifteen homes were destroyed on Hooper Street, leaving 142 people homeless. A pair of two buildings were tenement housing that held five families…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

The two crews of thirty-six men from Portland did not arrive with their engine and hose 12:50 AM on Sunday morning.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… Saco, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, South Portland, Portland, Falmouth and Kennebunk were all hampered in their fighting by strong winds and…