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Historical Items

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Item 31103

Fire at Marblehead Boatyard, Biddeford, 1965

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1965-05-04 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 78722

Rumford Falls Looking South, 1916

Contributed by: Greater Rumford Area Historical Society Date: 1916-06-26 Location: Rumford Media: Photographic print

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 110477

Becton residence, Concord, MA, 1999-2001

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1999–2001 Location: Concord Client: Henry Becton, Architect: Patrick Chasse; Landscape Design Associates

Item 110481

White-Levy residence conservatory garden and planting plans, Lewisboro, NY, 1995-1997

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1995–1997 Location: Lewisboro Client: Leon Levy Architect: Landscape Design Associates

Item 110501

Skylands, Mount Desert, 1922-2000

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1922–2000 Location: Mount Desert Client: Martha Stewart Architect: Landscape Design Associates

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.


A Snapshot of Portland, 1924: The Taxman Cometh

In 1924, with Portland was on the verge of profound changes, the Tax Assessors Office undertook a project to document every building in the city -- with photographs and detailed information that provide a unique view into Portland's architecture, neighborhoods, industries, and businesses.


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.

Site Pages

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Maine's Swedish Colony, July 23, 1870 - Architecture

… theater-hall-basketball court, bowling alley, pool hall, barber shop, variety store, town jail, and town office.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Rustication

… was playing regularly by the Bar Harbor Club pool, and traveling theater companies were visiting the village.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… City Park in 1959, and the addition of a swimming pool to the YMCA building at Summer and Front Streets by acquiring part of the vacant Uptown…

My Maine Stories

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Dan Gagne: The story behind Biddeford’s legendary speed skater
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

Stories from a competitive athlete with countless awards and contributions to his community