Main Street, Fort Fairfield, ca. 1915

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


Fort Fairfield thrived in the early 20th century as a result of the boom in Aroostook County potato farming.

In this circa 1915 view, the town’s Main Street features, from left to right, a large livery stable, the Fort Fairfield Exchange Hotel, Ossie Brothers Restaurant, which opened in 1913, and Hose Company No. 3 of the local fire department.

The opportunity for a photograph -- taken by the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. for a post card -- attracted hotel guests to gather on the second floor balcony and restaurant patrons to line up on the front steps and in the street.

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About This Item

  • Title: Main Street, Fort Fairfield, ca. 1915
  • Creator: Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co., Belfast
  • Creation Date: circa 1915
  • Subject Date: circa 1915
  • Town: Fort Fairfield
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Object Type: Image

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Penobscot Marine Museum
PO Box 498, 5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974
(207) 548-2529

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