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During the second half of the 19th century, "Hermann Kotzschmar" was a familiar household name in Portland. He spent 59 years in his adopted city as a teacher, choral conductor, concert artist, and church organist.
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
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.
The convention was held at Portland City Hall (Merrill Auditorium), and officially began on July 13, 1925.
… House, 1786-1960 Old City Hall, Portland, ca. 1886 Item 20592 infoMaine Historical Society 1882 - Looking East on Congress Street toward…
… - Looking East on Congress Street Toward City Hall This view was probably made from the roof of the Porteous Department Store – now the location…