Keywords: Central Street
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1920 Location: Augusta; Augusta Client: Central Maine Power Co. Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.
Walter Wyman's vision to capture the power of Maine's rivers to produce electricity led to the formation of Central Maine Power Co. and to a struggle within the state over what should happen to the power produced by the state's natural resources.
Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.
Bangor: Healthcare Center of Eastern and Central Maine Dr. Willam Castein Mason, Bangor, ca. 1920Item Contributed byEastern Maine Medical…