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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

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Item 85691

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

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473-477 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

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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Wadsworth-Longfellow House, Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

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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Camp Tekakwitha brochure, Leeds, ca. 1940

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.

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

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.

Site Page

Burning of the Hooper Street Tenements, Biddeford, 1963

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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Rufus Prince residence, Bangor, 1850

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.