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Historic Hallowell - Important Buildings and Institutions

In the 1960s an urban renewal proposal and a highway construction plan threatened to demolish many historic buildings in the downtown area.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - VIII. Changing course and new beginnings (1955-Present) - Page 2 of 2

… last 15 years or so to create a sense of hope and renewal in this plucky city. More development has taken place in the industrial and shopping…

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Historic Hallowell - History Celebrated, Threatened and Preserved

Neither fire nor flood nor urban renewal have altered significantly this remarkable grouping that developed at the riverfront during Hallowell’s…

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Highlighting Historical Hampden - Riverside Park

has decided not to renew the lease of the grounds, which expires soon,” it was reported, “and the buildings are being removed or demolished...the war…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - History Overview

… while the city debated a 1959 proposal for urban renewal. In addition to stimulating the growth of downtown parking lots, heavy automobile traffic…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Intersection of Centre and Washington

When Bath rejected a massive urban renewal project in the early 1960s, Sears and its chain stores in Bath were left without enough facilities and…

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Life on a Tidal River - William S. Cohen, The Man and the School

… have now all been torn down as part of an urban renewal project in the 1960's.) However, education was very important to Bill Cohen's family.

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Life on a Tidal River - Narrative

… and settled on an ambitious but bittersweet urban renewal program. The city removed many old and dilapidated structures, but many city landmarks…