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Historical Items

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Item 20176

St. Leon merchant ship, Castine, 1835

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1835 Location: Castine Media: Photographic print

Item 100301

Letter from J.W. Jones to Robert Tate, West Indies, 1803

Contributed by: Tate House Museum Date: 1803-03-09 Location: Portland Media: Ink on paper

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Item 5542

Z.L. Merchant Deptartment Store, Norway, ca. 1954

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1954 Location: Norway Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 37298

128-130 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Marcia W. Rackleff et als Use: Store Building

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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The Life and Legacy of the George Tate Family

Captain George Tate, mast agent for the King of England from 1751 to the Revolutionary War, and his descendants helped shape the development of Portland (first known as Falmouth) through activities such as commerce, shipping, and real estate.

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Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Merchants' Row

Merchants are usually operators of stores. Merchants' Row is located at 108, 114, and 116 Front Street, the home of many retail stores, built at a…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

At its peak, homes were visited by the local fish merchant, who brought fresh seafood to the door, the baker with fresh bread and pastry, the shoe…

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Maine's Road to Statehood - The Coasting Law of 1789

… 1755 The Coasting Law of 1789 required that merchant ships port and register at each non-adjacent state as a way to raise port revenue.