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Item 33676

The Atlantic House, Scarborough, ca. 1960

Contributed by: Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1960 Location: Scarborough Media: Slide, transparency

Item 82251

Atlantic House, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Item 59966

The Atlantic House, York Beach, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Seashore Trolley Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: York Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 32296

72-74 Atlantic Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Munjoy Club Building Association Style: Second Empire Use: Club House

Item 32289

56 Atlantic Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: J Park Rockwell Style: Greek Revival Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 32294

69 Atlantic Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Nellie D McDonald Style: Gothic Revival Use: Dwelling - Single family


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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.


We Saw Lindbergh!

Following his historic flight across the Atlantic in May 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh commenced a tour across America, greeted by cheering crowds at every stop. He was a day late for his speaking engagement in Portland, due to foggy conditions. Elise Fellows White wrote in her diary about seeing Lindbergh and his plane.


Drawing Together: Art of the Longfellows

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is best know as a poet, but he also was accomplished in drawing and music. He shared his love of drawing with most of his siblings. They all shared the frequent activity of drawing and painting with their children. The extended family included many professional as well as amateur artists, and several architects.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Bonnie and Donnie Staples' house

… built by the Reeds, and is located at 439 Atlantic Rd, across from the Baptist Church. Grover Cleveland 'Clevie' (1885-1967) and Bessie (Joyce)…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Dixfield's Tuscan Opera House

… were spreading their organization across the Atlantic Ocean to United States. Then, in 1857 and 1892, two I.O.O.F. lodges were built in Kansas.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Seaside Hall

A resident of Atlantic would rely on Atlantic stores, the school, post office and church. When it was first constructed, Seaside Hall served as…

My Maine Stories

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Maine and the Atlantic World Slave Economy
by Seth Goldstein

How Maine's historic industries are tied to slavery


Apple Time - a visit to the ancestral farm
by Randy Randall

Memories from childhood of visiting the family homestead in Limington during apple picking time.


History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars