Contributed by Poland Spring Preservation Society
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The Maine State Building at the Poland Spring resort was built of various types of Maine granite, slate and wood for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago.
At the end of the fair, the Rickers bought the building, had it taken apart and transported it to Poland Spring on 16 rail cars.
The building was reassembled and modified somewhat. It was opened in the summer of 1895. It housed a library, the "Hill-Top" newspaper office, art gallery and a museum. There also were guest rooms in the building.
About This Item
- Title: Maine State Building, Poland Spring, ca. 1900
- Creation Date: circa 1900
- Subject Date: circa 1900
- Town: Poland Spring
- County: Androscoggin
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Springs--Maine--Poland Spring
- Hotels--Maine--Poland Spring
- Resorts--Maine--Poland Spring
- Ricker, Hiram, 1809-1893
- Hiram Ricker & Sons
- Water--Maine--Poland Spring
- Mineral waters--Maine--Poland Spring
- Mineral water industry--Maine--Poland Spring
- Buildings--Maine--Poland Spring
- Historic buildings--Maine--Poland Spring
- Maine State Building (Poland Spring, Me.)
- World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
For more information about this item, contact:Poland Spring Preservation Society
PO Box 444, Poland Spring, ME 04274
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