Contributed by Greater Portland Landmarks
After the Great Fire of 1866 had destroyed a large part of Portland, the socioeconomic necessities combined with the urge to rebuild Portland spurred a strong need for a general hospital.
In 1874, the medical center opened its facility doors, harboring 114 patients in its first year.
In 1951, The Maine Medical Center was officially formed by the merging of The Maine Eye and Ear Infirmary, The Children's Hospital, and The General Hospital.
About This Item
- Title: Maine Medical Center, Portland, ca. 1950
- Creator: Curteichcolor
- Creation Date: circa 1950
- Subject Date: circa 1950
- Town: Portland
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 13.7 cm
- Local Code: P71
- Collection: Historic Postcard Collection
- Object Type: Image
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93 High Street, Portland, ME 04101-3797
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