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.
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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Main Street (Fort Fairfield, Me.)
- Streets--Maine--Fort Fairfield
- Stores & shops--Maine--Fort Fairfield
- Fire stations--Maine--Fort Fairfield
- Hotels--Maine--Fort Fairfield
- Restaurants--Maine--Fort Fairfield
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PO Box 498, 5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974
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