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Historical Items

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Item 31733

Mullholland’s Restaurant, Lubec, ca. 1965

Contributed by: Lubec Historical Society Date: circa 1965 Location: Lubec Media: Photographic print

Item 103634

Delrey's Restaurant, Portland, 1934

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media Date: circa 1934 Location: Portland Media: Glass Negative

Item 79346

Exterior and interior of the Lobster Pot restaurant, Friendship, ca. 1948

Contributed by: Friendship Museum Date: circa 1948 Location: Friendship Media: Glass Negative

Tax Records

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Item 86848

Assessor's Record, Restaurant, Portland Pier, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of Mary Shea Use: Restaurant

Item 37427

545-547 Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Heirs of Cornelius Connolly Use: Dwelling & Restaurant

Item 38562

54 Temple Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles Spofford Use: Restaurant

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109316

Thatcher's Restaurant in Wheelwright - Clark Block, Broad Street Arcade, Bangor, 1972

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1972 Location: Bangor Client: Thatcher's Restaurant Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109297

The Waverly Restaurant, Bangor, 1971-1974

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1971–1974 Location: Bangor Client: The Waverly Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 109298

The Waverly Restaurant, Bangor, 1971-1974

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1971–1974 Location: Bangor Client: The Waverly Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Summer Folk: The Postcard View

Vacationers, "rusticators," or tourists began flooding into Maine in the last quarter of the 19th century. Many arrived by train or steamer. Eventually, automobiles expanded and changed the tourist trade, and some vacationers bought their own "cottages."

Exhibit

Jameson & Wotton Wharf, Friendship

Since 1897, the Jameson & Wotton Wharf in Friendship has been an important addition to the community on Muscongus Bay. The wharf, which is accessible at all tides, was a steamboat stop for many years, as well as important to the lobster business.

Exhibit

"Twenty Nationalities, But All Americans"

Concern about immigrants and their loyalty in the post World War I era led to programs to "Americanize" them -- an effort to help them learn English and otherwise adjust to life in the United States. Clara Soule ran one such program for the Portland Public Schools, hoping it would help the immigrants be accepted.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Portland Press Herald Glass Negative Collection - Along the Waterfront

… went to a luncheon and conferences at the House Restaurant, visited the White House, and met with members of the Maine Congressional delegation.

Site Page

Surry by the Bay - Broadway by the Bay

… theater.” It included a tea room and later a restaurant open everyday serving tea, lunch, dinner and after theater snacks.

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Life on a Tidal River - Pilots Grill, Bangor, 1940

Both of Paul’s brothers, Ernie and Peter, joined the staff of the popular restaurant to accommodate the growing demand.

My Maine Stories

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Story

The Village Cafe - A Place We Called Home
by Michael Fixaris

The Village Cafe was more than a restaurant. It was an extension of our homes and our families.

Story

Spiros Droggitis: From Biddeford to Washington DC and back
by Biddeford Cultural & Heritage Center

A Greek family's impact: from the iconic Wonderbar Restaurant to Washington DC

Story

The Pilots Grill, Bangor
by Rodney Duplisea

Memories of the Pilots Grill in Bangor