Contributed by Poland Spring Preservation Society
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The interior of the Maine State Building at Poland Spring, showing the second and third story balconies.
The building was constructed to showcase Maine materials -- granite, slate and wood -- and products for the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. It was moved to Poland Spring in 1894 and reconstructed on the grounds of the resort.
The third floor was used as an art gallery under the direction of Nettie Ricker where artists around the country and the world exhibited their work.
About This Item
- Title: Interior, 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
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- World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
- Maine State Building (Poland Spring, Me.)
- Historic buildings--Maine--Poland Spring
- Springs--Maine--Poland Spring
- Hotels--Maine--Poland Spring
- Resorts--Maine--Poland Spring
- Ricker, Hiram, 1809-1893
- Balconies--Maine--Poland Spring
- Hiram Ricker & Sons
- Water--Maine--Poland Spring
- Mineral waters--Maine--Poland Spring
- Mineral water industry--Maine--Poland Spring
- uildings--Maine--Poland Spring
- Libraries--Maine--Poland Spring
- Museums--Maine--Poland Spring
For more information about this item, contact:Poland Spring Preservation Society
PO Box 444, Poland Spring, ME 04274
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