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Historical Items

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Item 6521

Lakeshore Inn and cottages, Rockwood, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Rockwood; Rockwood Media: Photoprint

Item 23603

Tannesau Inn and Cottages, Fortunes Rocks, 1909

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1909 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 18955

Bar Harbor Cottages

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1915 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Tax Records

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Item 82492

Boothby property, Oakland Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Martha A. Boothby Style: Cottage Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 82396

Brackett property, N. Side Oak Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: James W. Brackett Style: Cottage Use: Residence

Item 82435

Dow property, Meridian & Oakland Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Joseph H. Dow Style: Cottage Use: Summer Dwelling

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111594

Cape Cottage Park, Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1924–1926 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: Cape Cottage Park Company Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 116312

Cottage at Biddeford Pool, Biddeford, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Biddeford Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 109575

Cottages for Frank Dingley, Auburn, ca. 1888

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1888 Location: Auburn Client: Frank L. Dingley Architect: George M. Coombs

Online Exhibits

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Exhibit

A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.

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The Trolley Parks of Maine

At the heyday of trolleys in Maine, many of the trolley companies developed recreational facilities along or at the end of trolley lines as one further way to encourage ridership. The parks often had walking paths, dance pavilions, and various other entertainments. Cutting-edge technology came together with a thirst for adventure and forever changed social dynamics in the process.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

Historically, the cottage industries were common in areas where a large percentage of local population was engaged in seasonal work, because families…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… luxury and privacy and built their own summer “cottages.” By 1890, the cottage-building boom had transformed Bar Harbor.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Waterside Cottage, Blue Hill, 1907

Waterside Cottage, Blue Hill, 1907 Contributed by Blue Hill Public Library Description A rusticator’s waterside cottage in 1907.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

Story

making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.

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Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics