Biddeford Flood, 1885

Contributed by Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Biddeford Flood, 1885

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Description

Photo taken from Elm Street in Biddeford looking down Gooch Street during the Spring freshet (melting snows) in April 1885. Gooch Street had a broad array of businesses: grocers, a blacksmith, a cannery, flour and grain warehouses. Gooch Street used to run into Main Street at its eastern end via a bridge that disappeared in the early 20th century. Today Saco Island developers have plans for a pedestrian walkway with a new bridge connecting the split street once again.

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About This Item

  • Title: Biddeford Flood, 1885
  • Creation Date: 1885
  • Subject Date: 1885
  • Town: Biddeford
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 18.4 cm x 11.4 cm
  • Local Code: 23
  • Collection: Dyer Library Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072
207-283-3861
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