Keywords: Somerset Street
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1907–1914 Location: Skowhegan Client: Town of Skowhegan Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
The Somerset Railroad was completed in 1872. It started out as a dream to link the Maine Coast with Canadian businesses to the north. It ran from the North Woods around Moosehead Lake down to Southern Maine and back again for 56 years.
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.
… thee villages in the town of New Portland, ME., Somerset County. It was first called Gilman Stream Rips and is located about twenty miles Northwest…
This town is located in Somerset County of the State of Maine. It is bordered on the north side by Kingfield and Lexington, and on the east by Embden.