Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1958–1966 Location: Portland Client: University of Maine at Portland Architect: Wadsworth, Boston, Dimick, Mercer & Weatherill
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1925 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: C. R. Patterson Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
St-Jean-Baptiste Day -- June 24th -- in Lewiston-Auburn was a very public display of ethnic pride for nearly a century. Since about 1830, French Canadians had used St. John the Baptist's birthdate as a demonstration of French-Canadian nationalism.
In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.