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Historical Items

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Item 195

Central Street, Bangor, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 29206

Flood, Lower Central Street, Hallowell, 1896

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: 1896-03-02 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 27881

Front Street, Bath, ca. 1915

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bath Media: Postcard


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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.


"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.


A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.

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Guilford, Maine - The Next Fifty Years 1916-1966

Many businesses seemed to be “changing hands” or were “merging” but most remained and improved their services – including the bakery, hardware store…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… and a local historic district that encompass the central business district and residential areas of Bath.

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Schools

District Seven school, known as the Parker school , had one of the best school houses in town. High School classes were taught in it.