Keywords: John Bundy Brown
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Contributed by: Portland Public Library
Date: circa 1850
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society
Date: circa 1874
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
With the popularity of all things Irish in modern America, many people have forgotten the difficulties faced by nineteenth century Irish immigrants.
Portland's growth from 1786 to 1860 spawned a unique social and cultural environment and fostered artistic opportunity and creative expression in a broad range of the arts, which flowered with the increasing wealth and opportunity in the city.
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In 1864, John Bundy Brown added a third floor and a mansard roof. The expanded Morton Block towered over the Wadsworth-Longfellow house and provided…