Exchange Street, Portland, 1866

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Exchange Street, Portland, 1866

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The west side of Exchange Street from Middle Street in Portland, showing the devastation of Portland’s Great Fire of July 4, 1866.

The fire was caused by a firecracker that landed in a pile of sawdust near the waterfront, triggering the fire claimed 1,500 buildings and left 12,000 homeless.

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  • Title: Exchange Street, Portland, 1866
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: 1866
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Lantern slide
  • Local Code: Coll. 456, Box 1/1
  • Collection: George Gould glass lantern slides
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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