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Item 9916

Title: St. Ignatius, Martyr, Church, Sanford, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society

Date: circa 1895

Location: Sanford

Media: Photograph

Item 6828

Title: St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Houlton

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Houlton

Media: Photoprint

Item 21592

Title: Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, South Portland, 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1960-10-10

Location: South Portland

Media: Photograph

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Item 40195

Address: Assessor's Record, 1181 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland

Use: Church & School

Item 62757

Address: Assessor's Record, 59-65 Mellen Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Roman Catholic Bishop of Portland

Use: Church

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St. John's Church, Bangor, ca. 1930

Father John Bapst: Catholicism's Defender and Promoter

Father John Bapst, a Jesuit, knew little of America or Maine when he arrived in Old Town in 1853 from Switzerland. He built churches and defended Roman Catholics against Know-Nothing activists, who tarred and feathered the priest in Ellsworth in 1854.


Nave, St. Peter and Paul Church, Lewiston

La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.


John Bapst High School basketball Booster button, Bangor, ca. 1950

John Bapst High School

John Bapst High School was dedicated in September 1928 to meet the expanding needs of Roman Catholic education in the Bangor area. The co-educational school operated until 1980, when the diocese closed it due to decreasing enrollment. Since then, it has been a private school known as John Bapst Memorial High School.

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Welcome to Strong sign, Strong, ca. 1950

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village

The history of a small western Maine community north of Farmington as told by a team consisting of Strong Historical Society, Strong Elementary School, and Strong Public Library. Exhibit topics include Strong's prominence in the wood products industry (it was once the "Toothpick Capital of the World"), the "Bridge that Changed the Map," schools and educational history, clubs and organizations, "Fly Rod" Crosby, the first Maine guide, and a rich student section related to the Civil War and post-Civil War era in the town.