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Keywords: Great Main Street Fire

Historical Items

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Item 11118

Great Fire of Houlton, 1902

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1902-05-18 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 16307

Great Fire, Houlton, 1902

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: 1902-05-17 Location: Houlton Media: Photographic print

Item 1347

Congress Street after Great Fire, Portland, 1866

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1866-07-04 Location: Portland Media: Stereograph

Tax Records

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Item 65231

77 Newbury Street, Portland, 1924

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

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111970

J. B. Brown town houses on West St., Portland, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 111972

J. B. Brown flats on Clifford St., Portland, 1915

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1915 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 111969

J. B. Brown town houses on Neal St., Portland, 1906

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.

Exhibit

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

Exhibit

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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Site Page

Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

Over the course of 15 hours, the fire destroyed 267 buildings, 55 acres and caused over $3 million in damages throughout downtown Bangor and up…

Site Page

Great Harbor Maritime Museum

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

Site Page

Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

Damaged by fire in 1894, the store lost over $6,000 of goods, and it cost thousands more to compensate for the structural losses due to water, smoke…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Norman Sevigny: history of a neighborhood grocery store
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Growing up in a Franco-American community and working in the family business, Sevigny’s Market

Story

Rachel Tourigny: Richness of growing up in a big, "poor" family
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A most vivid and heartwarming account of life during a simpler time

Story

Spiros Droggitis: From Biddeford to Washington DC and back
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A Greek family's impact: from the iconic Wonderbar Restaurant to Washington DC