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Keywords: Central Street

Historical Items

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Item 14363

Central Fire Station, Bangor, ca. 1950

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: circa 1950 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 10479

Central Street Fire Company, Bangor, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Bangor Public Library Date: circa 1905 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 148226

Maine Central Railroad Bridge, Portland Street, Portland, 1887

Contributed by: City of Portland - Planning & Development Date: 1887-07-09 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86148

Garage, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Central Wharf Proprietors Use: Garage

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111307

Central Maine Power Co. sub station, Augusta, 1920

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1920 Location: Augusta; Augusta Client: Central Maine Power Co. Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 109213

Maine Central Railroad, Bangor Freight House, Bangor, 1947-1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947–1948 Location: Bangor Client: Maine Central Railroad Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109335

Alterations to former W.T. Grant Building, Bangor, 1976

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1976 Location: Bangor Client: Anderson & Norton Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Maine Streets: The Postcard View

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 and River Power

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.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

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.

Site Pages

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Maine Central Institute

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Historic Hallowell - Central Maine Power

"Central Maine Power Ice Storm, Academy Street, Hallowell, 1998Hubbard Free Library CMP Overview CMP crews are the reason Maine isn’t still a…"

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor: Healthcare Center of Eastern and Central Maine - Page 1 of 2

"Bangor: Healthcare Center of Eastern and Central Maine Dr. Willam Castein Mason, Bangor, ca. 1920Eastern Maine Medical Center Text by The 7th…"

My Maine Stories

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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


John Coyne from Waterville Enlists as a Railroad Man in WWI
by Mary D. Coyne

Description of conditions railroad men endured and family background on John Coyne.


Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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