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Keywords: Retail Stores

Historical Items

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Item 108736

Front Street, Bath, ca. 1897

Contributed by: Patten Free Library Date: circa 1897 Location: Bath Media: Photographic print

Item 7873

Benoit's clothing store, 1966

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1966 Location: Portland Media: Photoprint

Item 7870

A.H. Benoit & Co., 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1937 Media: Photoprint

Tax Records

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Item 38589

506 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Markson Bros. Use: Retail Clothier & Furniture Store

Item 36679

117-123 Center Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: J.B. Brown & Sons Use: Stores & Metal Shop

Item 51747

187-191 Federal Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F.S. Waldron Realty Co. Use: Store - Retail Glass

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109981

Store for Mr. Patrick Ward, 34 Casco St., Portland, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Portland Client: Patrick Ward Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 110170

Sears Roebuck and Company retail store, Portland, 1947-1951

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1947–1951 Location: Portland Client: Sears Roebuck and Company Architect: John Howard Stevens John Calvin Stevens II Architects

Item 110171

Sears Roebuck and Company retail store, Portland, 1946-1947

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1946–1947 Location: Portland Client: Sears Roebuck and Company Architect: John Howard Stevens John Calvin Stevens II Architects

Online Exhibits

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Atherton Furniture

LeBaron Atherton's furniture empire consisted of ten stores, four of which were in Maine. The photos are reminiscent of a different era in retailing.

Exhibit

Northern Threads: Colonial and 19th century fur trade

A vignette in "Northern Threads: Two centuries of dress at Maine Historical Society Part 1," this fur trade mini-exhibition discusses the environmental and economic impact of the fur trade in Maine through the 19th century.

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"We are growing to be somewhat cosmopolitan..." Waterville, 1911

Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.

Site Pages

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Carr O'Brien Block

… sail loft, boot and shoe factory, clothing factory, and now houses the Prison Showroom, a retail outlet for products manufactured by prisoners.

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Historic Clothing Collection - 1950-1960 - Page 4 of 4

… made under license in the United States for the retail market. This practice became common and many European couturiers came to rely on revenues…

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Life on a Tidal River - Main Street, Bangor, ca. 1945

… department store and a symbol of Maine’s strong retail climate. Unable to compete with the new Bangor Mall, Freese's finally closed its doors in…

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.

Story

Ted Truman (Throumoulos): A treasure trove of stories
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A son of Greek immigrants’ insight into his entrepreneurial family, culture and life experiences

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Spiros Droggitis: From Biddeford to Washington DC and back
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A Greek family's impact: from the iconic Wonderbar Restaurant to Washington DC