Keywords: Granite buildings
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930–1931 Location: Portland; Portland Client: United States Treasury Department Architect: J. A. Wetmore
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.
The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.
Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.
Maternity, Hallowell Granite Works, ca. 1895Hubbard Free Library What made Hallowell granite desirable? It was light and fine grained, with a high…