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Historical Items

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Item 9796

Federal Style House, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Media: Photographic print

Item 27863

Customs House, Bath, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 27918

Torrey Home, City Park, Bath, ca. 1887

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1887 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110143

Redbank Village: A Victory Housing Project of the Federal Public Housing Authority, South Portland, 1942

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1942 Location: South Portland Owner: Federal Public Housing Authority Commission Type: Architecture

Item 109697

House for Prof. Allen Johnson, Brunswick, 1906

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Brunswick Owner: Allen Johnson Commission Type: Architecture

Item 110257

Waterville Federal Building and Post Office, Waterville, 1971-1974

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1971–1974 Location: Waterville Owner: City of Waterville Commission Type: Architecture


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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.


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.


William King

Maine's first governor, William King, was arguably the most influential figure in Maine's achieving statehood in 1820. Although he served just one year as the Governor of Maine, he was instrumental in establishing the new state's constitution and setting up its governmental infrastructure.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Thomaston Academy

At this time the federal style of architecture was being replaced by the Greek Revival, which used proportions and ornamentations of Roman design…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1940 to Present Day

… 400 original 19th century structures - including Federal, Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, Italianate, French Second Empire and Queen Anne examples…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

Also, the building contained a room for federal judges, an office for the Port Surgeon and a room for the Merchant's Exchange and Board of Trade.