Portland Airport, 1957

Contributed by City of Portland Dept. of Public Works

Portland Airport, 1957

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The Portland Airport, later known as the Portland Jetport, is shown as it looked in 1957.

The airport began in the 1920s when Dr. Clifford "Kip" Strange created a runway on his property for his own plane. Boston & Maine Airways began flying to Portland in 1934 and the city bought the airfield in 1936 and built a third runway.

The Works Progress Administration built a terminal in 1940. During World War II, the airport was used by the military. After the war, civilian use resumed and the main runway was built. A new terminal building and jets arrived in 1968.

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About This Item

  • Title: Portland Airport, 1957
  • Creation Date: 1957
  • Subject Date: 1957
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 26 cm
  • Local Code: Folder 42
  • Object Type: Image

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City of Portland Dept. of Public Works
55 Portland Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 874-8837

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