Greely Institute, Cumberland, 1921

Contributed by Cumberland Historical Society


Greely Institute was established through the generosity of Eliphalet and Elizabeth Greely. Eliphalet Greely (1784-1858) was a sea captain, businessman, bank president, state bank commissioner, member of the Maine Legislature and mayor of Portland. His will left $27,500 to the Town of Cumberland, with $6,000 for construction of Greely Institute, which opened Sept. 28, 1868. The Corporation of the Trustees of Greely Institute was dissolved in July 1953 after a Town Meeting vote to establish a free high school. Greely Institute is now known as Greely High School and is part of Maine School Administrative District #51. Mr. Greely's portrait hangs in the Cumberland Historical Society.

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  • Title: Greely Institute, Cumberland, 1921
  • Creation Date: 1921-07-18
  • Subject Date: 1921-07-18
  • Town: Cumberland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 23.5 cm
  • Local Code: Box 3
  • Object Type: Image

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Cumberland Historical Society
PO Box 82; 266 Main St, Cumberland, ME 04021

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