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Old Orchard Beach Center, 1900

Contributed by Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum

Old Orchard Beach Center, 1900

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This photograph depicts Old Orchard Beach Center at the turn of the twentieth century. On East and West Grand Avenues stands the famous Velvet Hotel (where the Grand Victorian currently stands), as well as the Alberta Hotel and Seashore House on Old Orchard Street. The railroad crossing sign appears to be where it still is today. The pier can be viewed in the background, appearing much longer than it is today. Judging by the photograph, horse and buggy was still a popular method of transportation, but not for long.

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  • Title: Old Orchard Beach Center, 1900
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Town: Old Orchard Beach
  • County: York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15.4 cm x 21.2 cm
  • Local Code: 134
  • Collection: Dyer Library Archives
  • Object Type: Image

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Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum
371 Main Street, Saco, ME 04072
207-283-3861
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