Keywords: business deals
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1919–1952 Location: Portland Client: H. H. Hay & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1890–1948 Location: Portland Client: H. H. Hay & Sons Architect: John Calvin Stevens and Albert Winslow Cobb Architects
Between 1870 and 1911, Waterville more than doubled in size, becoming a center of manufacturing, transportation, and the retail trade and offering a variety of entertainments for its residents.
As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.
The collector of Portland was the key to federal patronage in Maine, though other ports and towns had collectors. Through the 19th century, the revenue was the major source of Federal Government income. As in Colonial times, the person appointed to head the custom House in Casco Bay was almost always a leading community figure, or a well-connected political personage.
… their activities and to promote ethical business dealings. Maine led the eastern U.S. in the formation of BPW clubs for some six years in the 1920s.
Henry Knox: Land Dealings Samuel Waldo, ca. 1750Maine Historical Society Henry Knox was lured to Thomaston by the land in the Waldo Patent, a…
Senator Susan Deschambault: not afraid to take on challenges
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center Voices of Biddeford project
Honoring her family's small business roots and community service through her own unconventional path