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Item 7787

Title: Bay of Naples Inn with steamboat in background

Contributed by: Naples Historical Society

Date: circa 1905

Location: Naples

Media: Photograph

Item 16558

Title: Grindstone Inn, Winter Harbor, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Winter Harbor Historical Society

Date: circa 1930

Location: Winter Harbor

Media: Hand colored postcard

Item 10423

Title: Hand bill advertising the Inn in Oakfield

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society

Date: circa 1915

Location: Oakfield; Oakfield; Oakfield

Media: Printed hand bill

Tax Records Showing 3 of 8 View All

Item 88139

Address: Lorette and Innes House property, E. Side Island Avenue, Lot 65, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Ada E. Lorette and Innes House

Use: Hotel

Item 51042

Address: 130-132 Eastern Promenade, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry H Pease

Use: Summer Inn

Item 85120

Address: Ray property, Natick Street, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clyde Ray

Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits Showing 3 of 16 View All

Exhibit

Poland Spring House, 1889

Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

Exhibit

Northport Hotel, ca. 1900

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Exhibit

Casco Castle, South Freeport, ca. 1910

The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Sites Showing 3 of 13 View All

Site

Survey Chart, Islesboro, 1884

Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay

A history of one of Maine’s many populated islands. The site was created by a team consisting of representatives from Islesboro Historical Society, Islesboro Central School, and the Alice L. Pendleton Library. Early settlements, businesses and cottage industries, schools, water transportation, and summer resorts are the topics covered.

Site

Mansion House, Poland Spring, 1884

Poland Spring Preservation Society

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Site

Sprinkler wagon, Blue Hill, ca. 1910

Blue Hill Historical Society

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