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Item 29200

Hallowell Granite Works stone yard, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 29245

Aerial view of Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1920

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1920 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 29314

J.R. Bodwell, Granite Ship, Searsport, ca. 1900

Courtesy of Sumner A. Webber, Sr., an individual partner Date: circa 1900 Location: Searsport; Hallowell; Vinalhaven Media: Photographic print

Online Exhibits

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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


From Sewers to Skylines: William S. Edwards's 1887 Photo Album

William S. Edwards (1830-1918) was a civil engineer who worked for the City of Portland from 1876-1906. Serving as First Assistant to Chief Engineer William A. Goodwin, then to Commissioner George N. Fernald, Edwards was a fixture in City Hall for 30 consecutive years, proving indispensable throughout the terms of 15 Mayors of Portland, including all six of those held by James Phineas Baxter. Edwards made significant contributions to Portland, was an outstanding mapmaker and planner, and his works continue to benefit historians.


Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Post Office and Fire Station

"Post Office and Fire Station Hallowell Post OfficeHubbard Free Library Judy Longfellow, Post Woman written by Sam Gilbert Q How old were you…"

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Historic Hallowell - Natural Resource to Finished Product

"Workers, Hallowell Granite Works, Franklin Street, ca. 1895Hubbard Free Library 250 men worked at both the quarry and the granite yard."

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Lubec, Maine - Lubec's 1911 Centennial Celebration - Page 2 of 2

"… In conclusion Miss Evelyn Pike unveiled a black granite tablet. The monument is on the Pleasant Street edge of the park, and reads “Lubec…"

My Maine Stories

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.