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Historical Items

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Item 9554

Perry potato house fire, 1960

Contributed by: Presque Isle Fire Department Date: 1960-12-13 Location: Presque Isle; Perry Media: Photoprint

Item 14365

Elijah Low Fire House, Bangor, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Hose 5 Fire Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Bangor Media: Photographic print

Item 17188

Bar Harbor Fire Department Building

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1935 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 74954

Fire Brick Storage, Thompsons Point, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: The Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad Use: Fire Brick Storage

Item 65231

77 Newbury Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Raffaele Frascone Use: Dwelling - Single family

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110005

Fire escape for the Shepley Apartment Bldg., 18 Casco St., Portland, ca. 1907

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1907 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: Frederick A. Tompson

Item 111318

Proposed State Capitol Building, Portland, 1889

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1889 Location: Portland Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and Albert Winslow Cobb Architects

Online Exhibits

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Waldoboro Fire Department's 175 Years

While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.


Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.


Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland

The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.

Site Pages

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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… for the Portland conflagration of 1866." (“Bangor Fire”) The fire began around 4:00 on the afternoon of April 30th in a hay shed owned by J.

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Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

Basic Fire Fighting Technology Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801Hubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing technology were…

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Historic Hallowell - The Hallowell Union Fire Club

The Hallowell Union Fire Club Union Fire Club, Fire Bucket, Hallowell, 1805Hubbard Free Library The Union Fire Club of Hallowell, Maine…

My Maine Stories

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making light
by David Johansen

My relationship with Maine and how and why I make neon lights here.


Norcross Deer Hunting
by Albert Fowler

How hunting has impacted my life


Growing up DownEast
by Darrin MC Mclellan

Stories of growing up Downeast