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Item 29200

Hallowell Granite Works stone yard, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1895 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 26140

Cutting sheds, Benvenue Granite Co., Stonington, ca. 1912

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1912 Location: Stonington Media: Postcard

Item 100121

Gay's Wharf, Rockland, ca. 1875

Contributed by: Rockland Historical Society Date: circa 1875 Location: Rockland Media: Stereograph

Tax Records

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Item 85113

Assessor's Record, 133-139 Wilmot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Union Granite Company Use: Shed - Stone

Online Exhibits

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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.


Promoting Rockland Through a Stereopticon, 1875

Frank Crockett and photographer J.P. Armbrust took stereo views of Rockland's downtown, industry, and notable homes in the 1870s as a way to promote tourism to the town.


Laboring in Maine

Workers in Maine have labored in factories, on farms, in the woods, on the water, among other locales. Many of Maine's occupations have been determined by the state's climate and geographical features.

Site Pages

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Historic Hallowell - Natural Resource to Finished Product

"Workers produced building stones, paving stones and statuary and monuments. The paving stones, 6x8 inches, sold for 20 cents apiece and were shipped…"

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Historic Hallowell - Nature's Bounty - Raw Material, Close at Hand

"Cornice stones for Boston's Quincy Market, for example, were produced beginning in 1815. Largest Granite Slab cut from Hains Ledge Quarry…"

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Historic Hallowell - The Vaughan Stream & Sawmills

"… to be sold to anyone who needing to build houses, sheds, and porches, etc. The mill was powered by steam which turned a shaft while a conveyer belt…"