Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1882 Location: Portland; Portland Client: First National Bank Architect: John Calvin Stevens; Fassett & Stevens Architects
George F. Shepley of Portland had achieved renown as a lawyer and as U.S. Attorney for Maine when, at age 42 he formed the 12th Maine Infantry and went off to war. Shepley became military governor of Louisiana early in 1862 and remained in the military for the duration of the war.
Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.
In 1893, F.C. Whitehouse of Topsham, who owned paper mills in Topsham and Lisbon Falls, began construction of a third mill on the eastern banks of the Androscoggin River five miles north of Topsham. First, he had to build a dam to harness the river's power.
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The bank has been around for more than 150 years. It has never been successfully robbed. That is one of the reasons why people go there. David C.