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Life on a Tidal River - The Bangor Fire of 1911 - Page 1 of 2

… for the Portland conflagration of 1866." (“Bangor Fire”) The fire began around 4:00 on the afternoon of April 30th in a hay shed owned by J.

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Historic Hallowell - Basic Fire Fighting Technology

Basic Fire Fighting Technology Fire bucket, Union Fire club, Hallowell, 1801Hubbard Free Library The oldest fire dousing technology were…

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Historic Hallowell - The Hallowell Union Fire Club

The Hallowell Union Fire Club Union Fire Club, Fire Bucket, Hallowell, 1805Hubbard Free Library The Union Fire Club of Hallowell, Maine…

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Historic Hallowell - Protect and Serve - Hallowell Fire and Police

In 1801 the first community fire company, the Union Fire (Club) Association, was established and its rules required each member to keep ready at…

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Bath's Historic Downtown - The Customs House

Lambard and C .W King, the son of William King, the first governor of Maine. Before 1852 , King's home was at the site of the Customs House.

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

… 1821 - Wadsworth-Longfellow House After a fire damaged the roof, Stephen and Zilpah Wadsworth Longfellow added a third story to the house in…

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Western Maine Foothills Region - Fires in Rumford

… Waldo Street Fire slide show The Waldo Street Fire was, and still is, Rumford’s most serious fire.

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

Outbuildings disappeared, the fence and surrounding trees and other plantings changed. Gradually, the house was no longer in a rural setting.

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Bath's Historic Downtown - Entertainment- Alameda and Opera House

At 2:00 AM a fire alarm was set off. The Bath Fire Company responded to the fire alarm and tried their hardest to extinguish the fire and save the…

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Historic Hallowell - Row House

Row House Row House (1846). Here lived some of Hallowell's early textile workers. Built by Isaac Gage of Augusta, this Federal-style worker's…

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

The fire started in a livery stable at the base of the chimney in the office. The fire could have been put out except for the break in the water line…

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Historic Hallowell - Hallowell House

Hallowell House The Hallowell House was built in 1832 and operated for a century as the Hallowell House and held the Governor's suite for…

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Life on a Tidal River - Bangor House, Bangor, ca. 1945

Bangor House, Bangor, ca. 1945 Contributed by Bangor Public Library Description The Bangor House, designed by Charles Bryant and built…

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Presque Isle’s Historic Fire Station

The original hose house was replaced because it was in disrepair and wasn’t large enough to fit the equipment, horses and firemen.

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Streetscape, 1790-1930

A third story was added with a hipped roof and five windows, matching the second floor. Peleg Wadsworth's store that had stood to the right of the…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Hampden Town House, 1849

… Soldiers receivd orders that the first Man that fired a round should have his head cut off." He added later that the building was torn down in…

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Historic Hallowell - Dummer House

Dummer House Dummer House, Dummer's Lane, Hallowell, 1968Hubbard Free Library In 1789 Nathaniel Dummer moved to Hallowell with his wife and…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - Researching Your Home

Check your town office or local historical society. Deeds are another source of information about your house, including the size of the lot…

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

The cars are of the period – yet pedestrians still enjoy a chance to linger in front of the house and watch the activities on the street.

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

1868 Item 81568 infoMaine Historical Society 1868 - Wadsworth-Longfellow House This is the earliest known photograph of the house.

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

House in winter Snow piles in front of the house and a slushy Congress Street mark this winter view of the Wadsworth-Longfellow house.

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

In 1964 the house was designated a National Historic Landmark – one of the highest distinctions for buildings in America.

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

Anne Longfellow Pierce, sister of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, lived in the house nearly her entire life.

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

1875 Item 100186 infoMaine Historical Society 1875 - Wadsworth-Longfellow House Three elm trees in the front yard nearly obscure the view of the…