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Keywords: West end neighborhood

Historical Items

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Item 71631

Western Promenade, Portland, ca. 1938

Contributed by: Boston Public Library Date: circa 1938 Location: Portland Media: Linen texture postcard

Item 105413

Aerial view of Maine Medical Center and surrounding streets, Portland, 1972

Contributed by: Maine Medical Center Archives Date: 1972 Location: Portland Media: photographic print

Item 102784

Irish immigrants Margaret and Lawrence Newell on their porch, Portland, 1937

Courtesy of Matthew Jude Barker, an individual partner Date: 1937 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 111970

J. B. Brown town houses on West St., Portland, 1910

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1910 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Item 110052

Clement F. Robinson residence at 33 Carroll St., Portland, ca. 1930

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Portland Client: Clement F. Robinson Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 111969

J. B. Brown town houses on Neal St., Portland, 1906

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906 Location: Portland Client: J. B. Brown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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West Baldwin Methodist Church

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.

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A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

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.

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The Irish on the Docks of Portland

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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Chester Greenwood

… purchased land, subdivided it, and created a new neighborhood near his home and with it, came a street that still bears his name.

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Surry by the Bay - Nineteenth Century

… built them/Have long since passed away. Separate Neighborhoods By the late nineteeth century, Surry was a “ meandering mix of isolated hinterlands…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Economic History of Main Street, Northeast Harbor - Page 1 of 3

… the Fire House was constructed (1903), The Neighborhood House (1906) and the Northeast Harbor Library and Reading Room (1882).

My Maine Stories

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Story

What did I do during the Covid quarantine?
by Nasser Rohani from Baha'i Community

Individuals response to Covid and social distancing.

Story

History of Forest Gardens
by Gary Libby

This is a history of one of Portland's oldest local bars