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Robert A. Frost Memorial Library

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

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Maine State Prison

This property included Limestone Hill and its nearly 100-year-old lime quarry, a wharf and stores on Wadsworth Street.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early 1800s

… Knox Wharf at the foot of Wadsworth Street, the Limestone Hill quarry and other valuable property mortgaged to him by Lucy Knox prior to 1820, was…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Early History - 1719 to 1740

From as early as 1734, limestone was quarried on Limestone Hill near the St. George River in what was later to become known as the Prison Quarry.

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Historic Hallowell - Prisons and Firearms

It was known as Limestone Hill. The Legislative Branch built it and owned it too. On September 15, 1924, a fire started in the broom shop, spreading…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - 1870 to 1915

… to accumulate mineral properties containing limestone and clay, eventually establishing the New England Portland Cement Co.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Prison is Established - 1823

… or tract of land in Thomaston with a quarry of limestone thereon, beginning in the southerly line of the county road 100’ westerly of the northwest…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Population Decline in Maine's Coastal Counties

Granite and limestone quarries employed locals in quarrying and Maine ships in the carrying trade. Flake Yard, Portland, 1854Item Contributed…

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Cumberland & North Yarmouth - Population Decline in Maine's Coastal Counties

Granite and limestone quarries employed locals in quarrying and Maine ships in the carrying trade. Flake Yard, Portland, 1854Item Contributed…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Old Town Hall and Grant Building

… building is brick with a front of granite and limestone in the art deco style. There were 473 Grant stores nationwide.

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - Thomaston is Incorporated - 1777

… resuming the quarrying of lime and trading at Limestone Hill and the wharves at the river. Sloops were built, making regular trips to Boston to…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Davenport Memorial and City Hall

It is a fireproof structure made of limestone and bricks with a granite foundation. There are columns at its entrance to define the curved front…