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Historical Items

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Item 31077

Flood, Merchants Row, Hallowell, 1896

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: 1896 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 27913

Merchants' Row, Bath, ca. 1883

Contributed by: Maine Maritime Museum Date: circa 1883 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 16503

The Home of Hiram B. Rowe, Springvale, ca 1910

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Springvale Media: Print from Glass Negative

Exhibits

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Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.

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Mural mystery in Westport Island's Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House

The Cornelius Tarbox, Jr. House, a well-preserved Greek Revival house on Westport Island, has a mystery contained within--a panoramic narrative mural. The floor-to-ceiling mural contains eight painted panels that create a colorful coastal seascape which extends through the front hallway and up the stairwell. The name of the itinerant painter has been lost over time, can you help us solve the mystery of who he or she was?

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Chinese in Maine

In 1857, when Daniel Cough left Amoy Island, China, as a stowaway on a sailing ship from Mt. Desert Island he was on his way into history as the first Chinese person to make his home in Maine. He was soon followed by a cigar maker and a tea merchant who settled in Portland and then by many more Chinese men who spread all over Maine working mostly as laundrymen.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Merchants' Row

Merchants' Row X Merchants' Row is the oldest part that still survives in Bath's downtown. These buildings are from 167 to 177 years old, and…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Student Exhibits

… and The Opera House Ledyard Block Lincoln Block Merchants' Row Old Town Hall and Grant Building The Patten Free Library The Railroad Station…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… granite sill and lintel were repeated throughout “MerchantsRow” after the fire. A brick Town Hall was begun in 1837 at the intersection of Centre…