Keywords: State Street
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1892–1893 Location: Portland Client: State Street Congregational Church Architect: John Calvin Stevens
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927–1928 Location: Portland Client: State Street Church Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1987–1988 Location: Augusta Client: State of Maine Architect: State of Maine Department of Transportation
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.
The history of the region now known as Maine did not begin at statehood in 1820. What was Maine before it was a state? How did Maine separate from Massachusetts? How has the Maine we experience today been shaped by thousands of years of history?
In the 1950s and the 1960s, Maine's Civil Defense effort focused on preparedness for hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters and a more global concern, nuclear war. Civil Defense materials urged awareness, along with measures like storing food and other staple items and preparing underground or other shelters.
… on the corner of what is now Second and State Streets and the building known today as State Street Baptist Church was built on the site in 1881.