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Historical Items

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Item 102678

Jaden Li Eung, Portland, 2009

Courtesy of Jan Pieter Van Voorst Van Beest, an individual partner Date: circa 2017 Location: Portland Media: Digital photograph

Item 79976

Waldo Street fire, Rumford, 1923

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1923-08-02 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print

Item 16357

Fire engine, Lisbon, ca. 1901

Contributed by: Lisbon Historical Society Date: circa 1901 Location: Lisbon Falls Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 67642

149-151 Oxford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Maine Home for Homeless Boys Use: Apartments & Store


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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.


Pigeon's Mainer Project: who decides who belongs?

Street artist Pigeon's artwork tackles the multifaceted topic of immigration. He portrays Maine residents, some who are asylum seekers, refugees, and immigrants—people who are often marginalized through state and federal policies—to ask questions about the dynamics of power in society, and who gets to call themselves a “Mainer.”


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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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… destroyed on Hooper Street, leaving 142 people homeless. A pair of two buildings were tenement housing that held five families each.

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Mercy Hospital - McAuley Residence

… Kilbride, participated in a Committee on Homelessness under the leadership of sociologist Sister Mary George O’Toole, Ph.D., who coordinated…

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Historic Hallowell - Values and Charity

… the separation of families, causing poverty and homelessness for young women, Mary Merrick Flagg and Mrs. A.C.