Cottages at Higgins Beach, Scarborough, ca. 1890

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Cottages at Higgins Beach, Scarborough, ca. 1890

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A line of vacation homes on Higgins Beach in Scarborough around 1890. "The earliest cottages, many of which are still standing, were built in a row running along the high ridge of the land that extends from the top of Pearl Street and runs into the direction of the Spurwink River. One of the earliest of these structures housed a daguerreotype salon (an early photography studio). Originally built as a wagon, it was hauled to the site, the wheels removed, and the structure anchored to the land. To this day the former wagon remains on the property, serving as the living room of a cottage known as White Caps. The ceiling of the living room is arched as it was in the days when it was a piece of rolling stock."

Taken from the book Scarborough at 350, edited by Susan Dudley Gold.

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  • Title: Cottages at Higgins Beach, Scarborough, ca. 1890
  • Creator: Rodney Laughton
  • Creation Date: circa 1890
  • Subject Date: circa 1890
  • Location: Higgins Beach, Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 15.2 cm x 21.5 cm
  • Local Code: 93.27.44
  • Collection: Locale:Higgins Beach
  • Object Type: Image

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