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Keywords: Commercial Street

Historical Items

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Item 13766

Commercial Street, Portland, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1890 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 20506

Commercial Street, Portland, ca. 1900

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

Item 13771

Burgess Fobes and Company, Commercial Street, Portland, ca. 1900

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

Tax Records

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Item 37302

144 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Clinton W. Davis Agent Use: Shop - Junk

Item 37326

214-220 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Percival P. Baxter Agent Use: Shop - Junk

Item 91819

Storage, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Richardson Wharf Company Use: Storage

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109465

Factory for Bates Street Shirt Co., Lewiston, 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1912 Location: Lewiston; Lewiston Client: Bates Street Shirt Co. Architect: Coombs Brothers Architects

Item 109538

Commercial Block for G.M. Coombs, Auburn, 1891

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1891 Location: Auburn Client: George M. Coombs Architect: George M. Coombs

Item 111800

Richardson Wharf Company alterations, Portland, 1922

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1922 Location: Portland Client: Richardson Wharf Co. Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

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.

Exhibit

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.

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A Focus on Trees

Maine has some 17 million acres of forest land. But even on a smaller, more local scale, trees have been an important part of the landscape. In many communities, tree-lined commercial and residential streets are a dominant feature of photographs of the communities.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

… built and owned many blocks and buildings in commercial Bath, including part of the Union Block, where 94 Front Street is located, according to…

Site Page

Highlighting Historical Hampden - Summer Street

Summer Street was the heart of Hampden life in the late 19th century. There were trolley cars running back and forth to Bangor, and steam-powered…

Site Page

Cumberland & North Yarmouth - "Main Streets" of North Yarmouth and Cumberland

Here, a busy commercial and residential area developed in the 1790s and beyond. There is a distinctive triangular “heater” intersection where Route 9…

My Maine Stories

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Story

30 years of business in Maine
by Raj & Bina Sharma

30 years of business, raising a family, & showcasing our culture in Maine

Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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

Story

An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania

Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021