Keywords: Real property.
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930 Location: Rumford; Rumford Client: Town of Rumford Architect: Coombs and Harriman
The president of the Continental Congress and the Declaration's most notable signatory, John Hancock, has ties to Maine through politics, and commercial businesses, substantial property, vacations, and family.
In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.
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.
… father, and later took control of his father's real estate. Josiah lost a hand in an explosion while supervising the blasting of a passage through…
Married women could not purchase property, and husbands acquired custodial powers over property that their wives owned prior to marriage.
Somersworth: New Hampshire Pub. Co, 1975. Saxine, Ian. Properties of Empire: Indians, Colonists, and Land Speculators on the New England Frontier.