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Historical Items

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Item 30923

Scales Buildings, Guilford, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 13042

Rear of Sanctuary, Phippsburg Congregational Church, Phippsburg, 1962

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1962 Location: Phippsburg Media: Photographic print

Item 81695

Hancock Street buildings, Bangor, ca. 1976

Contributed by: Raymond H. Fogler Library Date: circa 1976 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 91782

Assessor's Record, 1437 Washington Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Mutual Service Buildings Use: Filling station

Item 70930

Electric Building, Presumpscot Street (rear), Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Canadian National Railroad Use: Electric Building

Item 86129

Office, Browns Wharf Office Building, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: F E Irwin Lumber Company Use: Office

Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

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.

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Good Will-Hinckley: Building a Landscape

The landscape at the Good Will-Hinckley campus in Fairfield was designed to help educate and influence the orphans and other needy children at the school and home.

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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.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 1 of 5

BUILDINGS History of Buildings By Piscataquis Community Middle School 8th Grade Students Included in the next 5 pages: 1) Odd Fellows Hall, Bank…

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 4 of 5

The building was built with bricks and had a slate roof. Slate was used a lot because of the slate quarry in Monson.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Allen Building

Now a vacant building, attorney Charles P. Allen built the Allen building in 1890 to house his practice.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Story of the "little nun"
by Felicia Garant

My grandmother made a nun's outfit for me

Story

A Loon's World
by Norma Salway

Loons on Songo Pond

Story

Becoming @ham_italian
by anonymous

@ham_italian is an Instagram account I created that celebrates the Maine ham Italian sandwich

Lesson Plans

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Bicentennial Lesson Plan

Building Community/Community Buildings

Grade Level: 6-8 Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.

Lesson Plan

Portland History: The Portland Observatory and Thermometrics

Grade Level: 3-5, 6-8 Content Area: Science & Engineering, Social Studies
Thermometrics is a term coined by Moody to describe his weather recording activities. Included here are some cross-curricula lesson plans and activities for students to use their knowledge in science, math and social studies while acting as weather forecasters. Check out the web-sites listed in this section for information on building your own barometer and anemometer.

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Longfellow Studies: The Elms - Stephen Longfellow's Gorham Farm

Grade Level: 6-8, 9-12 Content Area: English Language Arts, Social Studies
On April 3, 1761 Stephen Longfellow II signed the deed for the first 100 acre purchase of land that he would own in Gorham, Maine. His son Stephen III (Judge Longfellow) would build a home on that property which still stands to this day. Judge Longfellow would become one of the most prominent citizens in Gorham’s history and one of the earliest influences on his grandson Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's work as a poet. This exhibit examines why the Longfellows arrived in Gorham, Judge Longfellow's role in the history of the town, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's vacations in the country which may have influenced his greatest work, and the remains of the Longfellow estate still standing in Gorham today.