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Historical Items

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Item 19734

Eureka Hotel, Danforth, ca. 1911

Contributed by: An individual through East Grand School Date: circa 1911 Location: Danforth Media: Photographic print

Item 19733

The Renovated Eureka Hotel

Contributed by: An individual through East Grand School Date: 1911 Location: Danforth Media: Postcard

Item 12434

Eastland and Congress Square Hotels, Portland, 1927

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927-01-12 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 68566

Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company Use: Cottage

Item 68567

Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company Use: Cottage

Item 68568

Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company Use: Cottage

Exhibits

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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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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel Ocean View Hotel porch, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Ocean View Hotel was…

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Poland Spring Preservation Society

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

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln House Hotel

… With my research, I found out the Lincoln House Hotel was considered one of best hotels in Maine. It allowed people to stay a while in Lincoln to…

My Maine Stories

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

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Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life

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Peter Spanos fled the genocide in Turkey to Maine
by anonymous

Peter Spanos fled the Greek genocide in Smyrna in 1922, coming to Maine to work as a fruit peddler