Contributed by City of Portland Dept. of Public Works
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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.
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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Portland International Jetport (Portland, Me.)--Aerial photographs
For more information about this item, contact:City of Portland Dept. of Public Works
55 Portland Street, Portland, ME 04101
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