Main Street, Presque Isle, ca. 1915Item 25740 info
Penobscot Marine Museum
In the early 20th century, fraternal organizations played a more visible role in their communities than they do today
Here the Masonic order of the Commandery marches on Main Street in Presque Isle, attired in black uniforms complete with sashes, swords, and plumed hats.
State Street intersects with Main Street in the middle of the picture with the A. M. Smith Block on the left corner and the Bolton Block at the right.
The Bolton Block, with its distinctive tower, was built in 1891 and burned in 1943.