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Historical Items

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Item 18391

Decorative tile, Lewiston, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Franco-American Collection Date: circa 1945 Location: Lewiston Media: Ceramic tile

Item 1421

Fireplace, Margaret Chase Smith home, Skowhegan, 1940

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1940-07-17 Location: Skowhegan Media: Photographic print

Item 21592

Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, South Portland, 1960

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1960-10-10 Location: South Portland Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 78319

63 Union Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Reuber Higgins Use: Shop - Tile

Exhibits

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Extracting Wealth

Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.

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La Basilique Lewiston

Like many cities in France, Lewiston and Auburn's skylines are dominated by a cathedral-like structure, St. Peter and Paul Church. Now designated a basilica by the Vatican, it stands as a symbol of French Catholic contributions to the State of Maine.

Site Pages

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

… – no traditional Swedish board and batten, clay tile roofs, or hinged windows can be seen. Clapboard walls, double hung 2-over-2 windows, inviting…