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Item 15294

Title: Portland and South Portland, 1923

Contributed by: South Portland Public Library

Date: 1923

Location: Portland

Media: Black and white photograph

Item 21638

Title: South Portland Heights School, 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1960-02-04

Location: South Portland

Media: Photograph

Item 40414

Title: South Portland girls basketball, 1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media

Date: 1924

Location: South Portland

Media: Glass negative

Tax Records Showing 3 of 45 View All

Item 85633

Address: Gate Tender's house, South Side Woodford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company

Use: Gate Tender's house

Item 76244

Address: 16 South Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mark A. Sulkowitch

Use: Apartments

Item 89767

Address: 42 South Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grace Anderson

Use: Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 3 View All


Stone house with clipped gables, 974 Sawyer Street, South Portland, c. 1920s

Sylvan Site: A Model Development

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.


Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.


Miriam and Donald MacMillan, Greenland, 1947

The Schooner Bowdoin: Ninety Years of Seagoing History

After traveling to the Arctic with Robert E. Peary, Donald B. MacMillan (1874-1970), an explorer, researcher, and lecturer, helped design his own vessel for Arctic exploration, the schooner Bowdoin, which he named after his alma mater. The schooner remains on the seas.

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Portland Soldiers and Sailors Monument Association stock certificate

South Portland Historical Society

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James Otis Kaler and Ned, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1900

South Portland Public Library

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Marsh Staddle, Scarborough, ca. 1900

Scarborough: They Called It Owascoag

The history of a 350+-year-old city south of Portland, the Scarborough site was constructed by representatives from Scarborough Historical Society, Scarborough Middle School, and Scarborough Public Library. Exhibits include the marsh, transportation and roads, shipyards and shipwrecks, clamming and lobstering, famous residents, and education.