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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Cumberland Historical Society
PO Box 82; 4A Blanchard Road, Cumberland, ME 04021
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