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Keywords: Portland Railroad Co

Historical Items

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Item 74439

Portland Railroad Co. trolley and workers

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

Item 21634

Street railroad, South Portland, 1938

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1938-08-08 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 76189

State St. Viaduct, Portland Bridge

Contributed by: Greater Portland Landmarks Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 41686

181 Coyle Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co. Use: Railroad - Gate Tender's Shanty

Item 40043

963-983 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co Use: Railroad - Switch House

Item 40060

Assessor's Record, 982-1030 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co. Use: Railroad - Platforms

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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J.A. Poor and the Portland-Montreal Connection

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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Maine Historical Society

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Peru

Co., Augusta, Maine, 1911. A History of the Town of Peru, Maine, by Mary S. Vaughn, 1971. Maine Place Names and the Peopling of Its Towns, by Ava…

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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Strong's History - Page 4 of 4

Co. were responsible for repairs and keeping batteries charged, so phone lines functioned properly. When calling the operator, one had to be patient…