Michael J. Cady, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by Maine Irish Heritage Center

Michael J. Cady, Portland, ca. 1890

This record was added to Maine Memory Network through the efforts of a student at Cape Elizabeth High School.


Michael J. Cady (1866-1939) was raised by Galway immigrants near St. Dominic’s Roman Catholic Church in Portland. Cady is pictured here in the uniform of the Portland Montgomery Guard; a militia group made up of individuals of Irish decent integrated into the Maine National Guard later in the 19th century. Cady became Custodian of St. Dominic’s in 1899 and served in that position until 1929.

St. Dominic's is situated in Portland’s West End District, at the corner of Gray and State Streets. It was known for welcoming immigrants of all backgrounds and religions to Portland for generations. Having been decommissioned as a Catholic church in 1997, St. Dominic’s is now (2013) the home of the Maine Irish Heritage Center.

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About This Item

  • Title: Michael J. Cady, Portland, ca. 1890
  • Creator: The Lamson Photographic Studio
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 16.5 cm x 10.8 cm
  • Local Code: pmg813.001
  • Collection: Portland Montgomery Guards
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Irish Heritage Center
PO Box 7588, 34 Gray Street, Portland, ME 04112-7588
(207) 780-0118

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