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Historical Items

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Item 14101

Paul Tower, Brewer, 1962

Contributed by: Brewer Public Library Date: 1962 Location: Brewer Media: Photographic print

Item 55226

Water Tower, Fairfield, ca. 1930

Contributed by: L.C. Bates Museum / Good Will-Hinckley Homes Date: circa 1930 Location: Fairfield Media: Photographic print

Item 10404

Main line coal tower in Oakfield, ca. 1945

Contributed by: Oakfield Historical Society Date: circa 1945 Location: Oakfield Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 86899

Pocket and Screen Tower, Commercial Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Randall and McAllister Use: Pocket and Screen Tower

Item 70926

Assessor's Record, Water Tower, Presumpscot Street, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Grand Trunk Railroad Use: Water Tower

Item 35070

Assessor's Record, 192-196 Brighton Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Portland Terminal Co. Use: Signal Tower

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 109285

Eastern Corporation proposed P.O.W. Camp, Beddington, 1944-1945

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1944–1945 Location: Beddington Client: Eastern Corporation Architect: Eaton W. Tarbell

Item 110064

Tower cupola for Charles H. Robinson Jr., Cape Elizabeth, ca. 1918

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1918 Location: Cape Elizabeth Client: C. H. Robinson, Jr. Architect: John P. Thomas

Item 109513

House for Mr. Solon S. Cahill, Brunswick, 1904

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1904 Location: Brunswick Client: Solon S. Cahill Architect: Coombs and Gibbs Architects

Online Exhibits

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Exhibit

Looking Out: Maine's Fire Towers

Maine, the most heavily forested state in the nation, had the first continuously operational fire lookout tower, beginning a system of fire prevention that lasted much of the twentieth century.

Exhibit

A Field Guide to Trolley Cars

Many different types of trolley cars -- for different weather, different uses, and different locations -- were in use in Maine between 1895-1940. The "field guide" explains what each type looked like and how it was used.

Exhibit

The Swinging Bridge: Walking Across the Androscoggin

Built in 1892 to entice workers at the Cabot Manufacturing Corporation in Brunswick to move to newly built housing in Topsham, the Androscoggin Pedestrian "Swinging" Bridge or Le Petit Pont quickly became important to many people traveling between the two communities.

Site Pages

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Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Bridge

The towers consisted of four piers framed and braced to support the load. Built in 1857, this bridge remained in service until 1922 when it became…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

The towers consisted of four piers framed and braced to support the load. Built in 1857, this bridge remained in service until 1922 when it became…

Site Page

Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - Online Items

… was dedicated on Christmas Day 1835, but the tower was not added until 1884. The bell was donated by Washington Libby, Esq. of Chicago, Illinois.

My Maine Stories

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Story

Peace in Maine
by Rebekah Tower

My story is about my family vacations to Maine when I was growing up.

Story

Monument Square 1967
by C. Michael Lewis

The background story and research behind a commissioned painting of Monument Square.