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Historical Items

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Item 16928

Great Fire of Portland from Eastern Cemetery, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Oil on canvas

Item 8678

Casco No. 5 fire engine, Portland, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 35624

View of Portland after the great fire, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-06 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper, lithograph

Tax Records

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Item 65231

77 Newbury Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Raffaele Frascone Use: Dwelling - Single family

Online 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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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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The Kotzschmar Memorial Organ

A fire and two men whose lives were entwined for more than 50 years resulted in what is now considered to be "the Jewel of Portland" -- the Austin organ that was given to the city of Portland in 1912.

Site Pages

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - West New Portland Village Schools

One of the schools was a primary, grammar, and high school at certain points in time. The other school, the Great Works school does not have any…

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future

After a fire in the town of Falmouth (now Portland) in 1775, Falmouth citizens were given plots of land in New Portland to replace their loss.

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New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - West New Portland Village

Portland Historical Society The village of New Portland was commonly known as West Portland and today is referred to as the West Village by most…

My Maine Stories

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Anti-immigrant violence
by Matthew Jude Barker

Prejudice in Maine against immigrants dates back to at least the mid-1700s

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.

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Vietnam Memoirs
by David Chessey

MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCES AND MY OBSERVATION OF NATIONWIDE OPINIONS CONCERNING THE “VIET NAM" WAR