Keywords: Portland, Maine
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Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1867
Media: Ink on paper
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Media: Glass Negative
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Owner in 1924: 8th Maine Regimental Assoc.
Use: Summer Dwelling
Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Portland Pier
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
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.
John A. Poor's determination in 1845 to bring rail service to Maine and to make Portland the winter port for Montreal, along with the steel foundry he started to build locomotives and many other products, helped boost the economy of Portland the state.
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Welcome to New Portland! New Portland Town Sign X Welcome to New Portland! Here at our site, you can explore many different historical…
… Society Great Works School in West New Portland X West New Portland was only known to have two different schools.
Pines School, East New Portland, 1942Item Contributed byNew Portland Historical Society The Pines School was built in 1896.
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