Crosby Farm on Payne Road, South Portland, ca. 1947

Contributed by Maine Turnpike Authority


The Crosby farmhouse on Payne Road in South Portland was built in an area later called Crockett's Corner. The Maine Turnpike Authority purchased the property from the Crosby family just months before the opening of the turnpike in December of 1947.

The Crosbys were the fourth family to own the farm. Zebulon Trickey's family built the Second Empire-style farmhouse with a mansard roofline around 1870. The Trickeys were the first settlers to cultivate the land around the house.

Willie Crosby (1873-1938) purchased the property around 1920 and started a dairy farm. The Maine Turnpike bought the property from the Crosby family in 1947 and the house became part of the Crosby Maintenance Facility, which still functions as of 2019.

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  • Title: Crosby Farm on Payne Road, South Portland, ca. 1947
  • Creation Date: circa 1947
  • Subject Date: circa 1947
  • Location: South Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Turnpike Authority
2360 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 482-8122

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