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Keywords: Central Business District

Historical Items

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Item 71683

Business District, Portland, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Location: Portland Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 69896

Local businesses, Ogunquit, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Ogunquit Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 29206

Flood, Lower Central Street, Hallowell, 1896

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

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111580

Galen C. Moses house, Bath, 1901

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Bath Client: Galen C. Moses Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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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.

Site Pages

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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."

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.


Rachel Tourigny: Richness of growing up in a big, "poor" family
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A most vivid and heartwarming account of life during a simpler time