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Historical Items

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Item 23306

Underwood Theater, Falmouth, 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1900 Location: Falmouth Media: Photographic print

Item 18722

Modern rendering of John Small's map of Falmouth, 1753

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1753 Location: Falmouth Media: Map, ink on paper

Item 1283

Letter describing burning of Falmouth, 1775

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1775 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Tax Records

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Item 51292

19 Falmouth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clough Maxim Co. Use: Apartments

Item 51303

47 Falmouth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clarence A Rogers Use: Apartments

Item 51286

5 Falmouth Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: George E Smith Use: Dwelling - Single 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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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

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.

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Horace W. Shaylor: Portland Penman

Horace W. Shaylor, a native of Ohio, settled in Portland and turned his focus to handwriting, developing several unique books of handwriting instruction. He also was a talented artist.

Site Pages

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Portland Water District

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

After a fire in the town of Falmouth (now Portland) in 1775, Falmouth citizens were given plots of land in New Portland to replace their loss.

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First Parish in Portland

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