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It was settled in and incorporated as a town on March 15, from land set off by Cape Elizabeth. Three years later it became a city. It is the birthplace of 20th century U. Representative James Oliver. It was also the residence of U. Representative Frank Coffin. A residential community serving the greater Portland area for over a hundred years, the City has developed independent economic resources.
It is currently home to the Portland Pipeline Company, with its huge oil tank farm and tanker docking facilities, and to the Maine Mall, a huge shopping area serving a wide area of southern Maine. It is part of the Port of Portland and home to a major railroad yard and fuel tank storage facility. Maine Route 77 winds through the city.
Mahoney Middle School, whose building once housed the high school, has adapted a classic building to continue functioning as an educational institution. An AB Invader bomber crashed into the Redbank mobile home park inkilling the two crew members and 17 others on the ground. Mill Cove is a nature preserve of 31 acres of tidal flats, salt marsh and upland areas visited by many bird species.
Mill Creek Park, in the downtown area, hosts a bandstand and a large resident population of gulls and ducks. Form of Government: Council-Mayor-Manager. See also Cape Elizabeth. DiPhilippo, Kathryn Onos. South Portland: a nostalgic look at our neighborhood stores. South Portland, Me. Barren Hill Books. Ledman, Paul J. Cape Elizabeth, Me. Next Steps Publishing. Historic Preservation Commission. Augusta, Me. Lightship No. Smith, Jared A. Sketch of Portland Harbor, Maine showing the improvements made inalso projected improvements. Government Printing Office. South Portland and Cape Elizabeth.
Dover, N. Arcadia Publishing. South Portland History Committee. History of South Portland, Maine. The Committee. Brownie Press. The lightship Mo. Essential partners with lighthouses as aids to along the coast of the United States, lightships date to when the first vessel to serve as an aid to was commissioned.
Lightships left in the United States date from towhen the last was built and launched.
Nearly 47 miles out to sea, this remote and dangerous station marks the limits of the dangerous Nantucket Shoals and the eastern end of the Ambrose shipping channel into New York harbor. The Nantucket lightship was the last beacon seen by vessels departing the United States, and the first beacon entering the United States. Eleven lightships were ased to Nantucket Shoals.
It was the last United States lightship station in operation, outlasting all others with a lightship at anchor untileight years after most others were retired.
Because of this, No. Only No. Delgado photos]. She is currently undergoing renovations as a floating museum, but is open to the public at Boston Harbor Shipyard and Marina at Marginal Street in East Boston, Massachusetts. The rebuilding in did not alter the de or its character. The Light is unique in style and construction.
Built to communicate the location of Portland Breakwater to ships at sea, it also indicates the concern of 19th century Americans to make an essentially functional structure aesthetically pleasing. Its Greek Revival styling would have integrated well into the panorama of Portland in The breakwater itself was completed into protect the inner harbor from damaging swells at high tide.
The structure was abandoned in It was relighted as a private aid to. This area across the Fore River from Portland was farming country. Joseph Seavey was the original owner and a carpenter in what was then part of Cape Elizabeth. The house he built, with its elaborate decorative woodwork, served as a display of his abilities as a builder and demonstrated his knowledge of the latest picturesque styles.
Elipalet C. Robinson acquired the house in when developing transportation facilities put the area in commuting distance to Portland. Robinson worked for C. Jose and Company in the city. The Gothic cottage, particularly in a rural context, is comparatively rare in Maine. It is very unusual to find one in what is now an urban setting.
It is one of two lights that aid in Portland Harbor. The other, Portland Breakwater Bug Lightwas established in The ledge was the site of a of wrecks and accidental groundings. After repeated requests, Congress authorized construction of the light station inbecoming operational in May The light was automated in The buildings in the district, largely unaltered, reflect important developments in the efforts to rehabilitate wayward boys during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bryant of Boston.
It was built to house inmates. Bryant included a specialization in prison de in his large practice. This reform school building is similar to his Charles Street Jail in Boston. It features a cruciform plan with cells in wings that radiate from a central core containing classrooms, workrooms, and eating facilities.
Throughout the 19th century the school changed in response to more progressive theories of juvenile reform. Originally, the boys were located in unheated cells. A major enlargement of the institution occurred in the early s.
Lewiston architects Coombs and Gibbs deed more cottages in They also prepared plans for a large new barn and, in ; des to remodel the interior and exterior of the Administration Building. Still used as a boys reform school, the institution has seen the addition of numerous other small structures following the cottage plan. Save my name,and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by. Notify me of new posts by. Post comment. South Portland.
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