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Historical Items

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Item 12172

Elm Street, Topsham, 1887

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1887-04-02 Location: Topsham Media: Photographic print

Item 21618

Skowhegan Free Public Library and Elm Street, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Skowhegan Free Public Library through Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1940 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 102223

Lafayette Elm, Kennebunk, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Brick Store Museum Date: circa 1900 Location: Kennebunk Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 50018

83 Elm Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry Rakofsky Use: Garage

Item 49999

59 Elm Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lucy E Chase Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 50005

63 Elm Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Minnie E Joy Use: Dwelling - Single family


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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.


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.


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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Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

Webber opened a drugstore at the foot of Elm Street in 1875. Webber changed location with the opening of his second drugstore at 94 Front Street in…

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Lincoln, Maine - Main Street, Lincoln, ca. 1920

Note the majestic Elm trees that lined the street, shading the houses. On the left, the first building is the Lincoln House gas station on the corner…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

Throughout the nineteenth century, as the lowest of these areas were filled in and Commercial Street was added to the east of Front Street, the…