Contributed by Greater Portland Landmarks
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James Cunningham, a prominent Maine architect, built the Lafayette building in 1903. The hotel became famous for its Mayfair Ballroom and mosaic tile floors.
The former Lafayette Hotel is located on 638 Congress Street in downtown Portland. Though once a luxury hotel, since the 1960s the building has been redesigned as one, two and three bedroom apartments and renamed Lafayette Square Apartments.
With its proximity to downtown Portland, residents are in walking distance from the major shopping district of Portland.
About This Item
- Title: The Lafayette Hotel, Portland, ca. 1950
- Creator: Harry H. Baumann
- Creation Date: circa 1950
- Subject Date: circa 1950
- Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 9 cm x 13.7 cm
- Local Code: P72Bb
- Collection: Historic Postcard Collection
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Apartment houses--Maine--Portland
- Lafayette Hotel (Portland, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Greater Portland Landmarks
93 High Street, Portland, ME 04101-3797
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