Staples Building, Lubec, ca. 1898

Contributed by Lubec Historical Society


This faded photo shows the "Staple Block" building at the extreme northeastern end of end of Lubec’s Water Street, built in 1897 according to an article in the Lubec Herald, February 18, 1937. The name “Staples” is on the top of the facade, and a sign for the Lubec Herald newspaper office is on the porch floor just left of the stair. A Post Office sign appears below the row of spectators, and a smaller version at the top of the awning over the stair. For a substantial period of time U.S. Customs occupied the left office because of proximity to steamship, ferry, and later auto ferry wharves. The building also housed Seaboard Packing Co. offices and later became the first home of the Regional Medical Center Lubec.

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  • Title: Staples Building, Lubec, ca. 1898
  • Creation Date: circa 1895
  • Subject Date: circa 1895
  • Location: Lubec, Washington County, ME
  • Media: Photograph on card
  • Dimensions: 15.4 cm x 20.8 cm
  • Local Code: Pike 43 jpg
  • Collection: Davis Pike
  • Object Type: Image

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Lubec Historical Society
135 Main Street, Lubec, ME 04652

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