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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 38562

54 Temple Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Charles Spofford Use: Restaurant

Item 38965

Assessor's Record, 139 High Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Congress Realty Co. Use: Restaurant


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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."


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.


"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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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.

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Lincoln, Maine - Lower Main St. looking north, Lincoln, ca. 1948

The small building is the Shanty Restaurant with Sadie's Lunch next to it. View additional information about this item on the Maine Memory Network.

My Maine Stories

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Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square
by anonymous

Carlo Giobbi on his family's Portland Bars: Carlo's and Boothby Square


The best lobster roll in Maine!
by Debbie Gagnon

The history of Red's Eats and the recipe for our famous Lobster Rolls


Documenting Portland's Neighborhood Bars
by David Read

Peanut House, Sportsman's Grill and a proposal to document Portland's Neighborhood Bars