Mussey's Row, Middle Street, Portland, ca. 1856

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Mussey's Row, Middle Street, Portland, ca. 1856

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This is a photograph of Mussey's Row sometime in the taken sometime in the 1850s. The four story brick building with cast iron fronts and window caps was constructed in 1852 by merchant John Mussey from designs by the local architect Thomas J. Sparrow.

The view up Middle Street ends with City Hall in Market Square, now the site of the statue in Monument Square. At the far left is the tower of the Free Will Baptist Church on Casco Street and Commodore Edward Preble’s house at Congress and Preble Streets prior to its expansion into a hotel in 1859.

This photograph was taken between the completion of Mussey’s Row in 1852 and the alteration of the Preble House in 1859.

About This Item

  • Title: Mussey's Row, Middle Street, Portland, ca. 1856
  • Creation Date: circa 1856
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ambrotype
  • Local Code: A75-4
  • Object Type: Image

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