Maine Charitable Mechanic Association and Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890

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Mechanics’ Hall, the location of the Maine Charitable Mechanic Association (MCMA), has been on Congress Street since the 1850s. The MCMA was founded in 1815 as a way for skilled tradesmen to pool their resources and create a library of materials for members to consult. Note the horse and buggy in the lower left hand corner and the other buildings on Congress Street on the right.

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  • Title: Maine Charitable Mechanic Association and Congress Street, Portland, ca. 1890
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 25.4 cm x 20.3 cm
  • Local Code: Box 2A, Folder 2
  • Object Type: Image

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Mechanics' Hall
519 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101

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