Oak Hill Railroad Station and Peterson's Grain Store, Scarborough, ca. 1905

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Oak Hill Railroad Station and Peterson's Grain Store, Scarborough, ca. 1905

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Description

The Oak Hill Railroad Station was Scarborough's first. The Portland, Saco, and Portsmouth Railroad was a subsidiary of the Eastern Railroad Company. It began operations in 1842 and was Portland's first rail link to Boston, Massachusetts and points south. It joined the Boston and Maine Railroad at South Berwick.

In the picture to the left are William Peterson, his two children and their dog. He had recently purchased the store. The year is 1905. William Peterson had made an apartment on the second floor for his family to live. The second floor had previously been used for gatherings of all types. The grain store outlasted the railroad station by forty years.

Also in the picture is Station Master, Fred Walker and several unidentified workers.

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About This Item

  • Title: Oak Hill Railroad Station and Peterson's Grain Store, Scarborough, ca. 1905
  • Creator: Laughton, Rodney
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Local Name: Oak Hill
  • Town: Scarborough
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Slide, transparency
  • Collection: Transportation:Trains
  • Object Type: Image

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207)-885-9997

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