Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1907 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Seavey Piper, a selectman, farmer, landowner, and leader of the Town of Troy in the 1920s through the early 1950s helped establish a town forest on abandoned farm land in Troy. The exhibit details his work over ten years.
The Plymouth Company (1749-1816) managed one of the very early land grants in Maine along the Kennebec River. The maps from the Plymouth Company's collection of records constitute some of the earliest cartographic works of colonial America.
The boundaries of Maine are the product of international conflict, economic competition, political fights, and contested development. The boundaries are expressions of human values; people determined the shape of Maine.
Most women landowners were widows who inherited such property from their late husbands. Gendered divisions of economic activity, moreover, meant that…
… were therefore among those colonists who became landowners. In the 1670s, for instance, Bostonian Rachel Atkins purchased two tracts of land in…
… no taxes for five years and a guarantee to become landowners after occupying and improving the farms during that time.