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Historical Items

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Item 29205

Water Street, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Item 82234

Bramhall Reservoir, Portland, ca. 1902

Contributed by: Portland Water District Date: circa 1902 Location: Portland Media: Lantern slide

Item 31186

Channel Blasting, Kennebec River, Hallowell, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Hubbard Free Library Date: circa 1890 Location: Hallowell Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116451

U.S. Courthouse alterations, Portland, 1930-1931

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930–1931 Location: Portland; Portland Client: United States Treasury Department Architect: J. A. Wetmore

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Port of Portland's Custom House and Collectors of Customs

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.

Exhibit

Maine Streets: The Postcard View

Photographers from the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Co. of Belfast traveled throughout the state, especially in small communities, taking images for postcards. Many of these images, taken in the first three decades of the twentieth century, capture Main Streets on the brink of modernity.

Exhibit

Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Historic Hallowell - Important Buildings and Institutions

The application was accepted, the buildings were saved, and the Hallowell National Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic…

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Historic Hallowell - History Celebrated, Threatened and Preserved

On October 28, 1970, the 205 acre Hallowell National Historic District was entered on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Historic Hallowell - A Bay State Exodus

… old towns." A better life beckoned in the District of Maine, and a three dollar fare on a boat could get a man from Massachusetts to the Kennebec…

My Maine Stories

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Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.