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Item 82182

Mill Housing, Canal Street, Lewiston, ca.1880

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1880

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

Item 82183

Mill Housing, Canal Street, Lewiston, ca.1880

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection

Date: circa 1880

Location: Lewiston

Media: Photographic print

Item 26799

Sardine worker housing, Lubec, 1951

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society

Date: 1951

Location: Lubec

Media: Photographic print

Tax Records Showing 3 of 77 View All

Item 43161

Factory, Dalton Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: East Deering Foundry Co.

Use: Factory

Item 64411

Factory, Morrill Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: G.A. Crosman & Sons Co.

Use: Factory

Item 44455

34-38 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Schlotterbeck & Foss Company

Use: Factory

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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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Custom House, Portland, ca. 1910

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Pepperell Manufacturing fire insurance map, 1929

Biddeford, Saco and the Textile Industry

The largest textile factory in the country reached seven stories up on the banks of the Saco River in 1825, ushering in more than a century of making cloth in Biddeford and Saco. Along with the industry came larger populations and commercial, retail, social, and cultural growth.

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Johnson Shoe Factory, Hallowell, 1900

Historic Hallowell - Johnson Brothers and Their Shoe Factory

One of the most successful factories was called the Johnson Brothers Shoe Factory. Though it was a very productive factory, all good things come to a…

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Rufus Prince's factory and store, Bangor, 1864

John Martin: Expert Observer - Rufus Prince's factory and store, Bangor, 1864

Rufus Prince's factory and store, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The plans for…

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Steam sawmill, North Berwick, ca. 1900

Old Berwick Historical Society

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