12 Bodwell St., Broggi Home, Sanford, ca 1900Item 9949 info
Sanford Historical Committee
This is another view of the Broggi house. The Broggi name is well-known in Sanford because of the Broggi store, which was on the corner of Main and Washington Streets until the Trust Company Building was constructed in 1916-1918. Thereafter it was on School Street.
The name is also well known because Carl Broggi was the first Maine Commissioner of Industry and Commerce. Gov. Muskie attended his funeral in Sanford.
A network television movie was broadcast based on Carl Broggi's life in the 1950s. Routes 111 and 202 in the Sanford area were also named for him.