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Historical Items

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Item 14900

Downtown Bangor Fire, c. 1910

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: circa 1910 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 43221

Winter downtown, Bangor, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Bangor Historical Society Date: circa 1895 Location: Bangor Media: Glass Negative

Item 33846

Biddeford and Saco downtowns, ca.1887

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: circa 1887 Location: Biddeford; Saco Media: Ink on paper

Tax Records

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Item 35772

40 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick N. Dow Style: Vernacular Victorian Use: Apartments

Item 35773

Assessor's Record, 42 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick N. Dow Use: Apartments

Item 35776

Assessor's Record, 44 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Frederick N. Dow Use: Apartments

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111984

Somerset County Court House, Skowhegan, 1873-1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1873–1904 Location: Skowhegan Client: Somerset County Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 111598

David A. Calhoun house, Cape Elizabeth, 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: David A. Calhoun Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 116451

U.S. Courthouse alterations, Portland, 1930-1931

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930–1931 Location: Portland; Portland Client: United States Treasury Department Architect: J. A. Wetmore

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Eye in the Sky

In 1921, Guy Gannett purchased two competing Portland newspapers, merging them under the Portland Press Herald title. He followed in 1925 with the purchase the Portland Evening Express, which allowed him to combine two passions: photography and aviation.

Exhibit

A Parade, an Airplane and Two Weddings

Two couples, a parade from downtown Caribou to the airfield, and two airplane flights were the scene in 1930 when the couples each took off in a single-engine plane to tie the knot high over Aroostook County.

Exhibit

Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - Welcome

… A year-long learning experience that has led to the creation of many exhibits on the Maine Memory Network to tell the story of Downtown Bath.

Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

Ebb and Flow: Downtown from the Civil War to 1900 The end of the Civil War was a time of significant change in Bath and the nation.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Project Overview

… of 15 exhibits that would showcase the history of Downtown Bath. X Prior to the official kick-off of the project, the team decided that it…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Tammy Ackerman: Falling in love with Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center

Someone "from away" who fell in love with Biddeford and contributed to its transformation

Story

Alex Mouzas: Passionate about sharing his Greek-American roots
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A personal, in-depth look into the life and contributions of area Greek-Americans

Story

Michael Reilly: preserving an iconic family business
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

The story behind Reilly's Bakery, at the heart of Biddeford’s Main Street for 100+ years