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Historical Items

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Item 102079

Ruins of the Merchant Exchange / U.S. Custom House, Portland, 1854

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1857 Location: Portland Media: Photographic print

Item 26620

Monk House Entry, Thomaston, ca. 1940

Contributed by: Thomaston Historical Society Date: circa 1940 Location: Thomaston Media: Photographic print

Item 26840

Imperial House, Old Orchard Beach, ca. 1890

Contributed by: Dyer Library/Saco Museum Date: circa 1890 Location: Old Orchard Beach Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 35461

Assessor's Record, 705 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lucas Brick Company Style: Utilitarian Use: Shed - Drying

Item 35463

Assessor's Record, 705 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Lucas Brick Company Style: Utilitarian Use: Shed - Drying

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116467

House for Jessie Wright, Cape Elizabeth, 1913-1924

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1913–1924 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: Jessie Wright Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

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

Item 111981

Waterford Library, Waterford, 1937

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1930–1937 Location: Waterford Client: unknown Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

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.

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

MHS in Pictures: exploring our first 200 years

Two years after separating from Massachusetts, Maine leaders—many who were part of the push for statehood—also separated from Massachusetts Historical Society, creating the Maine Historical Society in 1822. The legislation signed on February 5, 1822 positioned MHS as the third-oldest state dedicated historical organization in the nation. The exhibition features MHS's five locations over the institution's two centuries, alongside images of leaders who have steered the organization through pivotal times.

Site Pages

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

The fire destroyed everything all the way North to Hoopers Grocery Store. Windows were broken and gas tanks exploded causing screams from the crowd.

Site Page

Skowhegan History House

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Meeting House Park

All the homes on the west side were destroyed. The Bonney Aqueduct Company was established to provide water to the Village for fire protection.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide

Story

The only letter to survive World War II
by Cyrene Slegona

Only one of many letters my father sent to his wife remained after he came home from World War II.

Story

A Maine Family's story of being Prisoners of War in Manila
by Nicki Griffin

As a child, born after the war, I would hear these stories - glad they were finally written down