Cunningham Boarding House, Mount Desert, ca. 1905

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The Cunningham Boarding house in Hall Quarry was one of a number of boarding houses that were home to the transient population that worked at Hall Quarry.

The boarding houses were known as well-built structures with small sleeping rooms and a wood or coal fired stove heating only the downstairs main lounge. This room was sometimes known as the "Smoking Room."

Gambling was not permitted so the workers would sit around and play cribbage or read the newspaper.

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  • Title: Cunningham Boarding House, Mount Desert, ca. 1905
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Locations:
    • Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
    • Hall Quarry, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13 cm x 20 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Granite Industry Historical Society
62 Beech Hill Cross Road, Mount Desert, ME 04660

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