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Historical Items

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Item 99399

Burning of the Hooper Street Tenements, Biddeford, 1963

Contributed by: McArthur Public Library Date: 1963-04-20 Location: Biddeford Media: Photographic print

Item 100922

Rufus Prince residence, Bangor, 1850

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Date: 1850-03-27 Location: Bangor Media: Ink on paper

Item 27809

Saco Residence, 48-50 Middle Street, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Dyer Library Archives / Saco Museum Date: circa 1880 Location: Saco Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85895

167-169 Woodford Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harris M. Geller Use: Tenements

Item 86447

25-27 Willis Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Samuel Shulman Use: Tenements

Exhibits

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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.

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From French Canadians to Franco-Americans

French Canadians who emigrated to the Lewiston-Auburn area faced discrimination as children and adults -- such as living in "Little Canada" tenements and being ridiculed for speaking French -- but also adapted to their new lives and sustained many cultural traditions.

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Le Théâtre

Lewiston, Maine's second largest city, was long looked upon by many as a mill town with grimy smoke stacks, crowded tenements, low-paying jobs, sleazy clubs and little by way of refinement, except for Bates College. Yet, a noted Québec historian, Robert Rumilly, described it as "the French Athens of New England."

Site Pages

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

The Biddeford Daily Journal reported that one resident of the tenement building, Richard Moody, had successfully evacuated the first and second…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… Smoke and Soot Burning of the Hooper Street Tenements, Biddeford, 1963 Item 99399 infoMcArthur Public Library The Diamond National fire…

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… included eighteen buildings, of which many were tenement housing. Perpendicular to Hooper is Elm Street, which was in constant danger from the…