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Historical Items

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Item 102079

Ruins of the Merchant Exchange / U.S. Custom House, Portland, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1857 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 96306

View south from top of custom house, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Item 102774

Portland Custom House officials under President James Buchanan, ca. 1857

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1857 Location: Portland Media: Albumen print

Tax Records

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Item 86343

Fish House, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Fish House

Item 86345

Freight House, Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Freight House

Item 86341

39 Custom House Wharf, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Proprietors of Custom House Wharf Use: Garage

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 149092

Mountain Top Farm sugar shack planting plan, Chittenden, VT, 1972-2008

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972–2008 Location: Chittenden Clients: Stanley Fishkin; Nancy Marshall Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates

Item 111491

Isaacson residence floor plan and presentation drawing, Lewiston, 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1960 Location: Lewiston Client: Philip Isaacson Architect: F. Frederick Bruck; F. Frederick Bruck, Architect

Online Exhibits

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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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The Barns of the St. John River Valley: Maine's Crowning Jewels

Maine's St. John River Valley boasts a unique architectural landscape. A number of historical factors led to the proliferation of a local architectural style, the Madawaska twin barn, as well as a number of building techniques rarely seen elsewhere. Today, these are in danger of being lost to time.

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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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

"Govenor William KingPatten Free Library Many people were involved with the fundraising, construction, and businesses associated with the Customs…"

Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House

"The Bath Opera House had a raging fire. The inside of the Opera House was wood, while the outside was brick."

Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

"… from the Patten Free Library Sagadahock House, Bath, 1894Patten Free Library The Sagadahock House was built in 1849; this was the building…"

My Maine Stories

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Story

The man who dedicated 52 years to Biddeford's iconic Alex Pizza
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A work ethic learned from his parents and passion for the employees and customers of Alex Pizza.

Story

Being an NP during social unrest
by Jacqueline P. Fournier

A snapshot of Mainers in a medical crisis of the time/Human experience in Maine.

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