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Historical Items

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Item 27105

Hotel Register, Islesboro, 1898

Contributed by: Islesboro Historical Society Date: 1898 Location: Islesboro Media: Ink on paper

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Item 12215

Tontine Hotel, Brunswick, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Pejepscot History Center Date: circa 1890 Location: Brunswick Media: Photograph, Print

Item 17197

Shore Acres Hotel, Lamoine, 1927

Contributed by: Lamoine Historical Society Date: 1927 Location: Lamoine Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 68568

Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company Use: Cottage

Item 68574

Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company Use: Barn

Item 68581

Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company property, Cushing's Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Cushing's Island Hotel & Realty Company Use: Wharf & Waiting Room

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109328

Paine Hotel and Business Complex, urban renewal site B-11, study, Bangor, 1972-1973

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972–1973 Location: Bangor Client: Paine Hotel and Business Complex Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 110082

Improvements at Falmouth Hotel stairs and cocktail lounge, Portland, 1920-1936

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1920–1936 Location: Portland Client: Falmouth Hotel Architect: John P. Thomas; Poor & Thomas

Item 109292

Oak Hotel additions & alterations, Presque Isle, 1943

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1943 Location: Presque Isle Client: Oak Hotel Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Portland Hotels

Since the establishment of the area's first licensed hotel in 1681, Portland has had a dramatic, grand and boisterous hotel tradition. The Portland hotel industry has in many ways reflected the growth and development of the city itself. As Portland grew with greater numbers of people moving through the city or calling it home, the hotel business expanded to fit the increasing demand.

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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

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Poland Spring: Summering in Fashion

During the Gilded Age at the end of the nineteenth century, Americans sought to leave increasing urban, industrialized lives for the health and relaxation of the country. The Poland Spring resort, which offered a beautiful setting, healing waters, and many amenities, was one popular destination.

Site Pages

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Ocean View Hotel

Ocean View Hotel Ocean View Hotel porch, Swan's Island, ca. 1900Item Contributed bySwan's Island Educational Society The Ocean View Hotel was…

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Lincoln, Maine - Lincoln House Hotel

… With my research, I found out the Lincoln House Hotel was considered one of best hotels in Maine. It allowed people to stay a while in Lincoln to…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Northeastland Hotel

Another hotel, the Presque Isle House Hotel, was built on the same location. In January 1900, the Presque Isle House Hotel was destroyed by fire.

My Maine Stories

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Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn circa 1960
by David Rollins

The creation of Carrabassett Village and the Red Stallion Inn at Sugarloaf USA

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Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

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

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The Cup Code (working at OOB in the 1960s)
by Randy Randall

Teenagers cooking fried food in OOB and the code used identify the product and quantity.