Keywords: Town meeting
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Title: Islesboro Town Meeting, 1933
Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society
Title: Topsham Town Hall, 1954
Contributed by: Pejepscot Historical Society
Media: Photograph, print
Urban renewal, a post World War II impulse to clean up "slums" and other blights in urban areas, led both to renewed economic activities in some cities and towns in Maine and the loss of a number of grand buildings. The loss of the structures helped prompt historic preservation efforts in the state.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.
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.