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Historical Items

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Item 27197

North side of Main Street Business Section, Thomaston, 1895

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: 1895 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 10905

Main Street, Caribou, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum Date: circa 1895 Location: Caribou Media: Photographic print

Item 50818

View down Main Street, Lubec, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1930 Location: Lubec Media: Trimmed color lithographed postcard

Tax Records

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Item 35761

2-8 Brown Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Albert S Rines Use: Stores & Offices

Item 66069

155-157 Noyes Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cora B. Barstow Use: Store

Item 41769

49-51 Cross Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Estate of Henry R. Stickney Use: Garage & Machine Shop


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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.


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.


Amazing! Maine Stories

These stories -- that stretch from 1999 back to 1759 -- take you from an amusement park to the halls of Congress. There are inventors, artists, showmen, a railway agent, a man whose civic endeavors helped shape Portland, a man devoted to the pursuit of peace and one known for his military exploits, Maine's first novelist, a woman who recorded everyday life in detail, and an Indian who survived a British attack.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - BUSINESSES - Page 3 of 3

… Bed and Breakfast is located on the corner of Elm Street and Prospect Street. It was built between 1890 and the early 1900s.

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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs

… Power of Potential View the Maine Women's Business Convention Slideshow Delegates from the National Federation of Business and Professional…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - 94 Front Street

After he ceased business at 94 Front Street, Gershom H. Palmer moved to Ohio, to pursue the wagon and carriage business, until his death in July of…

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down


The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.