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Keywords: Commercial St. (Portland, Me.)

Historical Items

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Item 5831

Grand Trunk Railroad Station, Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 10360

E. Swasey & Company molasses jug, Portland, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Portland Media: Clay

Item 21035

View toward Portland waterfront, 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1911-05-08 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

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.

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

Site Pages

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Aviation

… Telegram, "In the matter of planes Maine has one commercial filer whose experience qualifies him for consideration with the best pilots recognized…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Brothers of the Civil War

… the Portland, Saco & Portsmouth Railway depot on Commercial Street, there was a “dense mass of human beings, so much so that it was next to…

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Eastern Maine Medical Center

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

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.

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars