Keywords: West end neighborhood
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Portland Client: Clement F. Robinson Architect: Frederick A. Tompson
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
The West Baldwin Methodist Church, founded in 1826, was one of three original churches in Baldwin. While its location has remained the same, the church has undergone numerous changes to serve the changing community.
In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.
Many of the dockworkers -- longshoremen -- in Portland were Irish or of Irish descent. The Irish language was spoken on the docks and Irish traditions followed, including that of giving nicknames to the workers, many of whose given names were similar.
… the Fire House was constructed (1903), The Neighborhood House (1906) and the Northeast Harbor Library and Reading Room (1882).