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Historical Items (45)  |  Tax Records (2)  |  Exhibits (11)  |  Sites (14)  | 

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Item 14053

Title: Granite quarry, Hancock County

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1890

Location: Mount Desert

Media: Photograph

Item 19471

Title: Schooner Loading Granite at Hall Quarry, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1900

Location: Mount Desert; Hall Quarry

Media: Photograph

Item 17040

Title: Dix Island Granite Company, Dix Island, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

Date: circa 1880

Location: Dix Island

Media: Photograph

Tax Records Showing 2 of 2 View All

Item 85112

Address: Assessor's Record, 133-135 Wilmot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Union Granite Company

Use: Factory & Office

Item 85113

Address: Assessor's Record, 133-139 Wilmot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Union Granite Company

Use: Shed - Stone

Exhibits Showing 3 of 11 View All

Exhibit

Immigrant workers, Hall Quarry, Mount Desert, 1905

Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

Exhibit

W. R. Allan Residence, Dennysville, ca. 1910

Washington County Through Eastern's Eye

Images taken by itinerant photographers for Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company, a real photo postcard company, provide a unique look at industry, commerce, recreation, tourism, and the communities of Washington County in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Exhibit

Main Street, Bar Harbor, ca. 1910

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

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Site

Boarding House in Hall Quarry

Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

Site

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895

Historic Hallowell

The history of the smallest city in Maine as created by a team consisting of the Hallowell Area Board of Trade, Hubbard Free Library, The Row House, Vaughan Homestead Foundation, Hallowell Firemen’s Association, and students from Hall-Dale Middle School. Topics covered include: natural disasters, the granite industry and other industries central to the development of the city, firefighters and police, Hallowell’s contribution to modern medicine, the Kennebec River, and more.

Site

Somes Sound, Mt. Desert Island, ca.1900

Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature

Highlights from the history of what is perhaps the most popular tourist destination in Maine. The site was created by a partnership between MDI High School, Mount Desert Elementary School, and a number of supporting organizations: Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor Historical Society, the Jesup Memorial Library, Great Harbor Maritime Museum, and the Maine Granite Industry Historical Society. Exhibits cover Northeast Harbor, the Granite industry, Bar Harbor’s Building of Arts, the Green Mountain Railway, the Bryants and the Rockefellers, and steamboats.