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Historical Items

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Item 15852

Stores on Main Street, Sanford, ca. 1905

Contributed by: Sanford-Springvale Historical Society Date: circa 1905 Location: Sanford Media: Print from Glass Negative

Item 7873

Benoit's clothing store, 1966

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

Item 79079

Maurice Tasker Store, Stetson, ca. 1919

Contributed by: Stetson Historical Society Date: circa 1919 Location: Stetson Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 148195

Assessor's Record, 600-604 Congress Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Schwartz David & Sons, Inc. Use: Stores & Offices

Item 36679

117-123 Center Street, Portland, 1924

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

Item 37313

175-181 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Chrales F. Guptill Co. Use: Store

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110077

Store building at Peaks Island, Portland, 1927-1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1927–1936 Location: Portland Client: Maine Forty Four Corporation Architect: John P. Thomas

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 111669

H.H. Hay & Sons Lower Store alterations, Portland, 1890-1948

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1890–1948 Location: Portland Client: H. H. Hay & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and Albert Winslow Cobb 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.


A Tour of Sanford in 1900

This collection of images portrays many buildings in Sanford and Springvale. The images were taken around the turn of the twentieth century.


Liberty Threatened: Maine in 1775

At Lexington and Concord, on April 19, 1775, British troops attempted to destroy munitions stored by American colonists. The battles were the opening salvos of the American Revolution. Shortly, the conflict would erupt in Maine.

Site Pages

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Lincoln, Maine - Solomon's Store

"… Lincoln Clothing Co., Grindell’s Store, Solomon’s Store, Solomon and Grindell’s Store, Moulton’s Gun Shop, and now we know the store as House of…"

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Lincoln, Maine - Carney's Store

"Just like Carney’s in the past, some of the stores of today are also family stores. For example, Walmart and Marden’s also sell clothes and shoes."

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Lincoln, Maine - Osgood's Store

"I know that store also because my grandfather was alive during the time the store was here and shopped right in this town."

My Maine Stories

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A Lifelong Romance with Retail
by George A Smith

Maine's once plentiful small retail stores.


Norman Sevigny: history of a neighborhood grocery store
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Growing up in a Franco-American community and working in the family business, Sevigny’s Market


Bull Moose
by Chris Brown

The history of Bull Moose Music, one of Maine's favorite music stores