The Portland Club, Portland, ca. 1921

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This postcard shows The Portland Club, which was founded on the historic property of the 1805 Hunnewell-Shepley mansion, located at 156 State Street.

In 1886, Fred N. Dow and his friends met regularly in at the mansion to discuss current events. They subsequently organized their informal meetings into a club, which became known as The Portland Club in 1886.

The Hunnewell-Shepley mansion became the home of The Portland Club in 1921. That same year John Calvin Stevens, president of the club, designed the grand ball room, and the pool and billiards room that the club added to the mansion.

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  • Title: The Portland Club, Portland, ca. 1921
  • Creation Date: circa 1921
  • Subject Date: circa 1921
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 8.9 cm x 13.7 cm
  • Local Code: P4
  • Collection: Historic Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Greater Portland Landmarks
93 High Street, Portland, ME 04101-3797

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