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Historical Items

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Item 22730

Mill Street, Brunswick, 1936

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: 1936 Location: Brunswick Media: Photographic print

Item 103929

Pepperell's vacant Mill #2, Biddeford, 2015

Contributed by: Biddeford Mills Museum Date: circa 1854 Location: Biddeford Media: Digital Image

Item 15871

Dam on Mill Street, Springvale

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 62361

Mill, Maryland Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Paul Donahue Use: Mill - Planing

Item 86942

Grain Mill, Commercial Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Richardson Wharf Company Use: Grain Mill

Item 64416

Mill, Morrill Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: G.A. Crosman & Sons Co. Use: Mill - Planing

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110759

Plans for Warehouse Building, Portland, 1917-1946

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1917–1946 Location: Portland Client: Burnham and Morrill Co. Architect: John Howard Stevens; John Howard Stevens and John Calvin Stevens II Architects

Item 109374

Hall at Cumberland Mills, Westbrook, 1880

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1880 Location: Westbrook; Westbrook Client: Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Architect: Fassett & Stevens Architects

Item 116616

Miss Lena McArthur house, Biddeford, 1922-1925

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1922–1925 Location: Biddeford Client: Lena G. McArthur Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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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.


History in Motion: The Era of the Electric Railways

Street railways, whether horse-drawn or electric, required the building of trestles and tracks. The new form of transportation aided industry, workers, vacationers, and other travelers.


Making Paper, Making Maine

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.

Site Pages

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Biddeford Mills Museum

A historic mill museum dedicated to creating exhibits that will educate the community and highlight mill history; as a research collection to assist the public in locating information on the mill's buildings, history and employees; and to ensure the story of Biddeford's economic and industrial revolution remains relevant and accessible to diverse audiences.

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Lincoln, Maine - MacGregor's Spool Mill

In 1871, James C. Emerson built a small sawmill on the site of where the spool mill was to be. The sawmill engaged in sawing lumber for various…

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Historic Hallowell - History of The Cotton Mill

The mill was successful for fifty years. Cotton Mill Office, Second Street, Hallowell, 1881Hubbard Free Library On March 15, 1890, people…

My Maine Stories

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Growing up in Lewiston and running Museum L-A
by Rachel Desgrosseilliers

Growing up Franco-American and honoring our mill working heritage


Tammy Ackerman: Falling in love with Biddeford
by Biddeford Cultural and Heritage Center

Someone "from away" who fell in love with Biddeford and contributed to its transformation


Rachel Tourigny: Richness of growing up in a big, "poor" family
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A most vivid and heartwarming account of life during a simpler time