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Historical Items

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Item 17026

House and Garden, Presque Isle, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Presque Isle Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Presque Isle Media: Photographic print

Item 12035

Children's Gate, Longfellow Garden, Portland

Contributed by: Longfellow Garden Club Date: circa 1930 Location: Portland Media: Lantern slide

Item 100185

Longfellow Garden Club tree planting, Portland, 1957

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1957 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 99168

10-12 Garden Lane, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Jacob R. Ganem Use: Dwelling - Two family

Item 72061

Dwelling, Ray Street (Ray Gardens), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of Fillipo Accillo Use: Dwelling - Single family

Item 88105

Ticket Office, Greenwood Gardens, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Walter S. Trefethen Use: Ticket Office

Exhibits

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Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

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The World's Largest Oxen

Named for the two largest things in Maine at the turn of the 20th century, Mt. Katahdin and Granger of Stetson, were known as the Largest Oxen in the World. Unable to do farm work because of their size, they visited fairs and agricultural events around the Northeast.

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Sylvan Site: A Model Development

Frederick Wheeler Hinckley, a Portland lawyer and politician, had grand visions of a 200-home development when he began the Sylvan Site in South Portland in 1917. The stock market crash in 1929 put a halt to his plans, but by then he had built 37, no two of which were alike.

Site Pages

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Longfellow Garden Club

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin self portrait, 1889

… business man, Expert Accountant, Landscape Gardener, Rustic designer, Origin of Martins perfect Waltz & March." He had worked most of his life as…

My Maine Stories

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History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars

Story

How roses became a big part of my life
by Clarence Rhodes

Clarence Rhodes's experiences growing, exhibiting, and judging roses in Maine and around the world.

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Somali Bantu farmers put down roots in Maine
by Muhidin D. Libah

Running the Somali Bantu Community Association and finding food security in Maine