LC Subject Heading: Historic buildings
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1923 Location: Portland Client: The Portland Club Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1907–1908 Location: Skowhegan Client: Town of Skowhegan Architect: John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects
Grade Level: 6-8
Content Area: Social Studies
Where do people gather? What defines a community? What buildings allow people to congregate to celebrate, learn, debate, vote, and take part in all manner of community activities? Students will evaluate images and primary documents from throughout Maine’s history, and look at some of Maine’s earliest gathering spaces and organizations, and how many communities established themselves around certain types of buildings. Students will make connections between the community buildings of the past and the ways we express identity and create communities today.