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Historical Items

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Item 54283

Hallowell Granite Works, Water Street, Hallowell, 1900

Contributed by: Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 29200

Hallowell Granite Works stone yard, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 29247

Hallowell Granite Works carvers, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 57600

84 Hanover Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cornelius A. Mannix Use: Granite Works

Exhibits

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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.

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Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

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Educating Oneself: Carnegie Libraries

Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Solid Foundations - Hallowell Granite

Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library What made Hallowell granite desirable?  It was light and fine…

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Historic Hallowell - Cyclone Work Cited

… Cyclone Work Cited “An Early Morning Cyclone.” The Hallowell Register, 4 Jan. 1896

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society

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