Keywords: Pleasant Street
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.
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.
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.
… Heights (Skunk Hill), went along what we call the Pleasant Hill Road to Chamberlain Road, along Chamberlain to the Black Point Road, thence across…
… Lubec This arch near the corner of Commercial and Pleasant Streets welcomed visitors who arrived via the ferry wharf at the camera’s rear.