Keywords: South Portland
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 484
South Portland girls basketball, 1924
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: 1924 Location: South Portland Media: Glass Negative
South Portland Heights School, 1960
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1960-02-04 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print
Portland and South Portland, 1923
Contributed by: South Portland Public Library Date: 1923 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print
Tax RecordsView All Showing 2 of 45
Gate Tender's house, South Side Woodford Street, Portland, 1924
Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Company Use: Gate Tender's house
Architecture & LandscapeView All Showing 2 of 24
Pine Street School, South Portland, 1927
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: South Portland Client: City of South Portland Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
South Portland Housing Authority aided housing for the elderly, South Portland, 1972
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972 Location: South Portland Client: City of South Portland Architect: Wadsworth, Boston, Dimick, Mercer & Weatherill
Casino for Marielatus Club Lovietts Heights, South Portland, ca. 1905
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: South Portland Client: Marielatus Club Architect: Frederick A. Tompson
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 73
South Portland's Wartime Shipbuilding
Two shipyards in South Portland, built quickly in 1941 to construct cargo ships for the British and Americans, produced nearly 270 ships in two and a half years. Many of those vessels bore the names of notable Mainers.
A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915
After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.
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.
Site PagesView All Showing 2 of 53
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Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection
With the introduction of the Portland Herald, Senator Hale and his Daily Press began to feel pressure from their lower advertising revenues.
New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future - New Portland: Bridging the Past to the Future
The west line, also a part of the south line of New Portland, is the county line between Franklin and Somerset counties.
My Maine StoriesView All Showing 2 of 16
An enjoyable conference, Portland 2021
by John C. Decker, Danville, Pennsylvania
Some snippets from a 4-day conference by transportation historians in Portland, September 7-11, 2021
Dancing through barriers
by Garrett Stewart
My Dad performed on the Dave Astor Show in Portland during the civil rights era.
Lesson PlansView All Showing 2 of 2
Longfellow Studies: Celebrity's Picture - Using Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's Portraits to Observe Historic Changes
Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts
"In the four quarters of the globe, who reads an American book?" Englishman Sydney Smith's 1820 sneer irked Americans, especially writers such as Irving, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Maine's John Neal, until Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's resounding popularity successfully rebuffed the question. The Bowdoin educated Portland native became the America's first superstar poet, paradoxically loved especially in Britain, even memorialized at Westminster Abbey. He achieved international celebrity with about forty books or translations to his credit between 1830 and 1884, and, like superstars today, his public craved pictures of him. His publishers consequently commissioned Longfellow's portrait more often than his family, and he sat for dozens of original paintings, drawings, and photos during his lifetime, as well as sculptures. Engravers and lithographers printed replicas of the originals as book frontispiece, as illustrations for magazine or newspaper articles, and as post cards or "cabinet" cards handed out to admirers, often autographed. After the poet's death, illustrators continued commercial production of his image for new editions of his writings and coloring books or games such as "Authors," and sculptors commemorated him with busts in Longfellow Schools or full-length figures in town squares. On the simple basis of quantity, the number of reproductions of the Maine native's image arguably marks him as the country's best-known nineteenth century writer. TEACHERS can use this presentation to discuss these themes in art, history, English, or humanities classes, or to lead into the following LESSON PLANS. The plans aim for any 9-12 high school studio art class, but they can also be used in any humanities course, such as literature or history. They can be adapted readily for grades 3-8 as well by modifying instructional language, evaluation rubrics, and targeted Maine Learning Results and by selecting materials for appropriate age level.
Maine in the News: World War I Newspaper Project
Grade Level: 9-12
Content Area: Social Studies
This lesson plan is designed to introduce students to the important role that Maine played in World War I. Students will act as investigators in order to learn about the time period as well as the active role that Maine took on.