Joppa North End, Hallowell, ca. 1885

Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner

Joppa North End, Hallowell, ca. 1885

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Joppa, Joppi to old timers, is located between Temple Street and Vaughan Stream to the south. It included a shipyard, commercial establishments and dwellings. To this day, no one has been able to document why the area is called Joppa. There are many theories but no proof. A history of Bangor notes an area along the Penobscot named Joppa as well.

This photograph was most likely taken from the steeple of the old South Congregational Church. A ship can be seen tied to a pier in the background that was used to load ice from the Knickerbocker Ice House on Sheppards Point.

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About This Item

  • Title: Joppa North End, Hallowell, ca. 1885
  • Creation Date: circa 1885
  • Subject Date: circa 1885
  • Location: Joppa, Hallowell, Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 11 cm x 11.5 cm
  • Local Code: CP0005006
  • Collection: Sam Webber Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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