Keywords: Francis H. Fassett
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Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives
Media: Photographic print
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.
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
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Their partnership with Francis Fassett produced much of downtown Bath. Francis Fassett, a Bath native born in 1823, died in Portland in 1908.
Francis Fassett also designed many other buildings in Bath such as churches and schools. Charles T. Lord is another man worth mentioning because one…
… with the Dreamland were Samuel Davis and William H. Van Dorn. Samuel Davis was the manager of the Dreamland from when it was built in 1909 to 1916.