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Item 25651

Title: Barns, Valley Farm, New Gloucester, ca. 1937

Contributed by: New Gloucester Historical Society

Date: circa 1937

Location: New Gloucester

Media: Photograph

Item 54669

Title: Good Will Farm, Fairfield, ca. 1940

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes

Date: circa 1940

Location: Fairfield

Media: Photographic print

Item 20664

Title: Stairs-Beckwith Farm, Presque Isle, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society

Date: circa 1950

Location: Presque Isle

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 3 of 279 View All

Item 78249

Address: Barn, Tyler Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Kenneth J. McKenzie

Use: Barn - Stable

Item 65532

Address: Assessor's Record, Barn, Newell Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Isaiah M. Harvie

Use: Barn - Stable

Item 77755

Address: Assessor's Record, Barn, Taft Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Edward Connolly

Use: Barn

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10 Bodwell Street, Sanford, ca 1900

Farm-yard Frames

Throughout New England, barns attached to houses are fairly common. Why were the buildings connected? What did farmers or families gain by doing this? The phenomenon was captured in the words of a children's song, "Big house, little house, back house, barn," (Thomas C. Hubka Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England, University Press of New England, 1984.)


John Young Merrill and son, Edwin Kimball Merrill, Leeds, 1860

John Y. Merrill: Leeds Farmer, Entrepreneur, & More

John Y. Merrill of Leeds (1823-1898) made terse entries in diaries he kept for 11 years. His few words still provide a glimpse into the life of a mid 18th century farmer, who also made shoes, quarried stone, moved barns, made healing salves -- and was active in civic affairs.


Cottage for women, Maine State Sanatorium, Hebron, ca. 1909

Among the Lungers: Treating TB

Tuberculosis -- or consumption as it often was called -- claimed so many lives and so threatened the health of communities that private organizations and, by 1915, the state, got involved in TB treatment. The state's first tuberculosis sanatorium was built on Greenwood Mountain in Hebron and introduced a new philosophy of treatment.