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Historical Items

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Item 99401

Burning of the Washington and Alfred Street Tenement, Biddeford, 1973

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1973-11-23 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 99399

Burning of the Hooper Street Tenements, Biddeford, 1963

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1963-04-20 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 79979

Waldo Street, Rumford, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: circa 1920 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85895

167-169 Woodford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harris M. Geller Use: Tenements

Item 88174

Maggie B. Johnstone Heirs property, W. Side Island Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maggie B. Johnstone Heirs Use: Tenements and Stores

Exhibits

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Exhibit

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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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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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

Luckily all 45 residents of the building, including 28 children, were safely removed from the burning structure.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

An eye-witness reporter from the Portland Sunday Telegram commented that “an outside fuel-oil tank had just exploded in an upper tenement.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Rufus Prince residence, Bangor, 1850

The house and brick tenements and brick store were built in 1832-1833. The house was at 176 Center Street.