Keywords: Livermore Falls Trust and Banking Company
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1928–1947 Location: Livermore Falls Client: Livermore Falls Trust and Banking Company Architect: Harrry S. Coombs
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1899–1928 Location: Livermore Falls Clients: I. G. Sharaf; Livermore Falls Trust Company Architect: Harry S. Coombs; Coombs, Gibbs, and Wilkinson Architects
Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.
Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.
The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?