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Keywords: Colonial Buildings

Historical Items

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Item 109066

Colonial Theater, Belfast, ca. 1932

Contributed by: Penobscot Marine Museum Date: circa 1932 Location: Belfast Media: Film Negative

Item 26906

Iron Hooks Used to Hang a Musket, ca. 1690

Contributed by: Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands Date: circa 1690 Location: Bristol Media: Metal

Item 82321

City Hall, Ellsworth, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Ellsworth Public Library Date: circa 1940 Location: Ellsworth Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 37131

7 Colonial Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry C Libby Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 37139

23 Colonial Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Perley W Stevens Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 37172

40 Colonial Road, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles B Harper Use: Dwelling - Single Family & Office

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110027

Alterations to New Jerusalem Church, High St. for C.B. Dalton, Portland, ca. 1903

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1904 Location: Portland Client: Charles B. Dalton Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 111662

John Calvin Stevens house, Portland, 1919

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1905–1942 Location: Portland Client: John Calvin Stevens Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 110037

Henry H. Brock building, Alfred, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Alfred Client: Dr. Brock Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Popham Colony

George Popham and a group of fellow Englishmen arrived at the mouth of the Kennebec River, hoping to trade with Native Americans, find gold and other valuable minerals, and discover a Northwest passage. In 18 months, the fledgling colony was gone.

Exhibit

Colonial Cartography: The Plymouth Company Maps

The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.

Exhibit

A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Architecture

"… From the first humble log cabin beginnings, Colony architecture has come to reflect that of many other Maine communities founded in the late 19th…"

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - The Colony Continues to Grow, 1874 - 1900

"The success of the colony was reported in the newspapers the following year. Thomas himself wrote that he only told stories of the victories of the…"

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Agricultural Statistics of the Colony, 1870 to 1880

"Agricultural Statistics of the Colony, 1870 to 1880 1870 rye, winter wheat - 20 acres planted 1871 wheat, rye, barley, oats, corn, beans, and…"

My Maine Stories

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Story

Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide