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Historical Items

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Item 8758

Knight Library, Waterford, 1921

Contributed by: Waterford Historical Society Date: 1921 Location: Waterford Media: Postcard

Item 12416

Demolition preparation, High Street, Portland, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1926-02-20 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 12419

Construction site, High Street, Portland, 1926

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1926-04-03 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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Sylvan Site: A Model Development

Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, a Portland lawyer and politician, had grand visions of a 200-home development when he began the Sylvan Site in South Portland in 1917. The stock market crash in 1929 put a halt to his plans, but by then he had built 37, no two of which were alike.

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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 <em>Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn, the Connected Farm Buildings of New England,</em> University Press of New England, 1984.)

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The Waldo-Hancock Bridge

The Waldo-Hancock Bridge is in the process of being dismantled after over 70 years of service. The Maine State Archives has a number of records related to the history of this famous bridge that are presented in this exhibition.

Site Pages

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Greater Portland Landmarks

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Maine Historic Preservation Commission

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Montpelier

Montpelier Montpelier, the General Henry Knox Mansion, Route 131, Thomaston, Maine 2008Item Contributed byThomaston Historical Society In…