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Keywords: Summer Cottages

Historical Items

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Item 98692

Summer cottages at Grimes Cove, Ocean Point, ca. 1910

Contributed by: Boothbay Region Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: Boothbay; East Boothbay; Ocean Point Media: Glass Negative

Item 27103

Dark Harbor Cottages Poster, Islesboro, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper

Item 7584

Frank Swan's Summer Camp Ca. 1905

Contributed by: Skowhegan History House Date: circa 1905 Location: Madison Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 89319

Summer Dwelling, Brook Lane, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Stephen E. Morse Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 82492

Boothby property, Oakland Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Martha A. Boothby Style: Cottage Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 82435

Dow property, Meridian & Oakland Avenue, Peaks Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Joseph H. Dow Style: Cottage Use: Summer Dwelling

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109505

Summer Cottage for Mr. T. F. Callahan, Scarborough, 1923

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Scarborough Client: T. F. Callahan Architect: Harry S. Coombs

Item 111546

Cottage for Francis Cushing on Cushing Island, Portland, ca. 1896

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1896 Location: Portland Client: Francis Cushing Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Item 116384

Lewis Chase cottage on Squirrel Island, Southport, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1900 Location: Southport Client: Lewis Chase Architect: John Calvin Stevens

Online Exhibits

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Summer Camps

Maine is home to dozens of summer-long youth camps and untold numbers of day camps that take advantage of water, woods, and fresh air. While the children, counselors, and other staff come to Maine in the summer, the camps live on throughout the year and throughout the lives of many of the campers.

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Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

Site Pages

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Businesses and Cottage Industries

… delivery trucks hurried about to the summer cottages and large yachts, providing quick service to chefs who had placed their order earlier by…

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Islesboro--An Island in Penobscot Bay - Summer Resorts

… architects, on often vast acreages, these summer "cottages" were built to provide generous seasonal experiences for their families and friends from…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Cottagers

… luxury and privacy and built their own summercottages.” By 1890, the cottage-building boom had transformed Bar Harbor.

My Maine Stories

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Story

making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.

Story

Pandemic ruminations and the death of Rose Cleveland
by Tilly Laskey

Correlations between the 1918 and 2020 Pandemics

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My father, Earle Ahlquist, served during World War II
by Earlene Chadbourne

Earle Ahlquist used his Maine common sense during his Marine service and to survive Iwo Jima