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Contributed by: Maine State Archives
Date: circa 1934
Media: silver gelatin print
Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society
Media: Photographic print
The astronomical arrival of winter -- also known as the winter solstice -- marks the year's shortest day and the season of snow and cold. It usually arrives on December 21.
Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, a Portland lawyer and politician, had grand visions of a 200-home development when he began the Sylvan Site in South Portland in 1917. The stock market crash in 1929 put a halt to his plans, but by then he had built 37, no two of which were alike.
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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… failure to properly deal with streets and sidewalks. People and events discussed include: The Berger Family Dr.
… on Main Street next to the Northeastland Hotel’s Sidewalk Café, and across the street from Stew’s Downtown Sight and Sound.
… costs of the playgrounds, athletic fields, roads, sidewalks, lawns, fences, parking areas, etc. cost approximately $80,000.