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Strong, a Mussul Unsquit village - The Cheese Factory

This factory had been organized by local farmers, and the farmers named the factory the Sandy River Cheese Company.

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Historic Hallowell - Johnson Brothers and Their Shoe Factory

One of the most successful factories was called the Johnson Brothers Shoe Factory. Though it was a very productive factory, all good things come to a…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965

Potato Starch Factory, c. 1965 Contributed by Oakfield Historical Society Description A step in the process of producing potato starch…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Burnham Morrill Corn Factory, Farmington, ca. 1930

Burnham Morrill Corn Factory, Farmington, ca. 1930 Contributed by Farmington Historical Society Description Postcard of the Burnham…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Rufus Prince's factory and store, Bangor, 1864

Rufus Prince's factory and store, Bangor, 1864 Contributed by Maine Historical Society and Maine State Museum Description The plans for…

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Old Berwick Historical Society

View collections, facts, and contact information for this Contributing Partner.

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Architecture & Landscape database - George Coombs

… houses, churches, schools, business blocks, and factories. Most of this work was in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

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Historic Hallowell - The Cotton Mill & The Johnson Shoe Company

There were many factories at the time, such as the Johnson Shoe Factory and Cotton Mill. Explore our links and learn all about Hallowell's industrial…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Old buildings

… Society Johnson's or Potato Island with Harry Johnson's boat yard and the Patch Medicinal Oil factory where cod liver oil was pressed.

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell Schools

Working in factories was a very popular occupation in the 1800’s. At one point, 306,000 people (which was about 40 percent of the working population…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Carr O'Brien Block

… bank, commercial shops, sail loft, boot and shoe factory, clothing factory, and now houses the Prison Showroom, a retail outlet for products…

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Architecture & Landscape database - Biographies

Biographies This site includes select biographies (listed at left) for database-represented architects and firms.

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Architecture & Landscape database - John P. Thomas

John P. Thomas This article is based on Roger G. Reed’s biography of John P. Thomas in the Biographical Dictionary of Architects in Maine.

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Architecture & Landscape database - Gridley Barrows

Gridley Barrows By Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Gridley Barrows (1912-1999) was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1912.

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Architecture & Landscape database - Project Background and Partners

Project Background and Partners The Maine Architecture & Landscape Database started as a project in 2002, when Maine Historical Society (MHS)…

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Architecture & Landscape database - John Calvin Stevens

John Calvin Stevens By Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. John Calvin Stevens, Portland, ca. 1910Maine Historical Society Born in Boston in 1855, John…

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Architecture & Landscape database - Database Overview

Database Overview An ever-growing resource documenting Maine’s built and designed environment, this database includes architecture and landscape…

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Architecture & Landscape database - Database Collections

Database Collections Below is a listing of collections currently represented in the Maine Architecture & Landscape Design Database, organized by…

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Architecture & Landscape database - Maine Architectural Renderings

Maine Architectural Renderings By Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Bramhall by Charles A. AlexanderMaine Historical Society With the emergence of…

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Architecture & Landscape database - Eaton W. Tarbell

Eaton W. Tarbell By Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Born on an Aroostook County potato farm in Merrill in 1914, Eaton Weatherbee Tarbell (1914-1992)…

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Architecture & Landscape database - Lost Gardens of Eden

Lost Gardens of Eden “Paradise Lost, Paradise Found: the landscape of Mount Desert Island” by Patrick Chassé.

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Architecture & Landscape database - Search the Database

Search the Database The Maine Architecture & Landscape Database organizes and searches for items at the commission (project) level.

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Architecture & Landscape database - Elmer I. Thomas

Elmer I. Thomas By Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Elmer I. Thomas (1863-1895) was born in Lewiston in 1863. His father Sylvanus D.

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Architecture & Landscape database - Frederick A. Tompson

Frederick A. Tompson By Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Frederick Augustus Tompson (1857-1919) was born in Portland in 1857. His father John A.