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Historical Items

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Item 30923

Scales Buildings, Guilford, ca. 1880

Contributed by: Guilford Historical Society Date: circa 1880 Location: Guilford Media: Photographic print

Item 17188

Bar Harbor Fire Department Building, ca. 1935

Contributed by: Bar Harbor Fire Department Date: circa 1935 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Photographic print

Item 31512

Donald Thurlow's lobster boat, Scarborough, 1943

Contributed by: Bruce Thurlow through Scarborough Historical Society & Museum Date: circa 1943 Location: Scarborough Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 42621

215 Cumberland Avenue, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Harry Koten Use: Wooden Addition

Architecture & Landscape

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Item 116466

Gorham Academy alterations, Gorham, 1909

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1909 Location: Gorham Client: Gorham Academy Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects

Online Exhibits

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Student Exhibit: Historic Buildings on Madison Ave in Skowhegan

Take a tour and see some of the beautiful old buildings that used to be on Madison Avenue, Skowhegan? A few still remain, but most have been torn down.


Anshe Sfard, Portland's Early Chassidic Congregation

Chassidic Jews who came to Portland from Eastern Europe formed a congregation in the late 19th century and, in 1917, built a synagogue -- Anshe Sfard -- on Cumberland Avenue in Portland. By the early 1960s, the congregation was largely gone. The building was demolished in 1983.


Student Exhibit: Bloomfield Academy

In 1842, the new Bloomfield Academy was constructed in Skowhegan. The new brick building replaced the very first Bloomfield Academy, a small wooden building that had been built in 1814 and served as the high school until 1871. After that, it housed elementary school classes until 1980.

Site Pages

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Guilford, Maine - Historic Buildings - Page 1 of 2

"The first building was the large wooden structure and two smaller buildings closer to the Piscataquis River were later replaced."

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950

"The End of Wooden Shipbuilding - 1910 to 1950 The large ships had short life expectancies, being driven hard and fast by their masters."

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Lubec, Maine - Building the Roosevelt Bridge to Campobello - Page 1 of 3

"… cranes moved in place to fabricate the temporary wooden trestles in the water as working platforms for construction of pier foundations, piers, and…"

My Maine Stories

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Reverend Thomas Smith of First Parish Portland
by Kristina Minister, Ph.D.

Pastor, Physician, Real Estate Speculator, and Agent for Wabanaki Genocide


Maine and the Atlantic World Slave Economy
by Seth Goldstein

How Maine's historic industries are tied to slavery


A first encounter with Bath and its wonderful history
by John Decker

Visiting the Maine Maritime Museum as part of a conference