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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

… and a room for the Merchant's Exchange and Board of Trade. When the building opened in 1858, Joseph Berry was Collector of Customs and Joseph C…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Sagadahock House and The Sagadahoc Block

… 100 pound piece of pine wood when he heard the board strike the ground. He immediately turned and saw Haley stuck, then raised the alarm.

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

A solid board fence screened the side yard that led to the rear entrance to the house through the ell and the garden.

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Privy

As many as 20 people boarded in the house next to the Corey family. These different living places were home for factory workers, store clerks…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Phair House, the Bellstead and the Social Security Building

Beaulier who operated it as a boarding house. Beaulier sold the house in 1944 to the Bell Telephone Company and they used it to house out-of-town…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

… curtains The wood shed & out house fence Rough boards no paint Resivoir scuttles cast iron set in granit square blocks." View additional…

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Quarrying

boarding houses sprang up on the island to meet the needs of housing the workers. Eva Wheaton talks about the boarding houses in her audio.

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Blue Hill, Maine - In Search of the Rustic Life

… on Parker Point and the creation of The Homestead boarding house provided incentive to spend long summers along Maine’s beautiful coast.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Maine Granite Industry-Hall Quarry

There was only one smoking room in each boarding house where the workers would sit around the only wood or coal stove in the house.

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Blue Hill, Maine - Meet Blue Hill's Project Team

Comments may be directed to the Board of Directors of the Blue Hill Historical Society at info@bluehillhistory.org.

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Baird's Quarry history

… she went to work at the Massey House, a Minturn boarding house for quarry workers. She met and fell in love with David Cruickshank Morris, and…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Davenport Memorial and City Hall

… office is at one of the schools, but the school board meetings are still held at City Hall. Also, the Bath Police Department has its own building…