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Historical Items

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Item 13033

Brown-Donahue House, Cape Elizabeth, 1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Item 13034

Living room, Brown-Donahue House, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1962 Location: Cape Elizabeth Media: Photographic print

Item 13044

Oaklands, Gardiner, 1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962 Location: Gardiner; Gardiner 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.

Exhibit

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.

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Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

Site Pages

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Maine Historic Preservation Commission

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