Knox County Through The Eastern Eye

A Street View at Union Common, Me

A Street View at Union Common, Me

This neighborhood is called Sunk Haze, and the road is Common Road. The ambitious house with ell, seen on the left, still exists.

Masonic Temple, Union, Me (uncaptioned)

Masonic Temple, Union, Me (uncaptioned)

The building was constructed for Union area Masons in 1925-26 on the site of a similar building that burned in 1925. The Masonic rooms were above commercial rental space.

Union Common, Union, Me (uncaptioned)

Union Common, Union, Me (uncaptioned)

Union’s Common, now on the National Register of Historic Places, once had a grove of elm trees. They have long since been replaced by maple and other species.

Public Library, Vinalhaven ME

Public Library, Vinalhaven ME

In 1887 Vinalhaven’s first “public library” became a reality, thanks to the generosity of the Bodwell Granite Company, which leased a room, and the granite workers themselves, who donated $118 toward the cost of books and supplies.

Waterfront, Vinalhaven, Me

Waterfront,  Vinalhaven, Me

Looking east across Vinalhaven’s harbor one can see in the distance the buildings owned and operated by the Lane-Libby Fisheries Company.

Main Street, Vinalhaven, Me

Main Street, Vinalhaven, Me

This image of downtown Vinalhaven can be easily dated, as the first telephone service was established in 1895 and gas lights came to Main Street in 1903.

The Lifesaver, Warren, Me

The Lifesaver, Warren, Me

Lifesaver Cabins advertised, “Everything for your comfort – Electric lights, city running water, Lunchroom, short orders and refreshments.

Main Street, Warren, Me

Main Street, Warren, Me

The first building on the right was a restaurant, called The Mill Syde when this photograph was taken. It survived until the 1960s, when it was demolished.

Odd Fellows Block, Warren, Me

Odd Fellows Block, Warren, Me

The corner of the building on the right is part of the Warren Hotel. The large three-story is the original Odd Fellows building.

Market Square, Warren, Me

Market Square, Warren, Me

This picture was taken looking west on Main Street. The first building on the right is on the corner of Union and Main Streets.

Hotel and Mill, Warren, Me

Hotel and Mill, Warren, Me

This picture was taken from in front of the present library in Warren, looking east toward the Georges River. Hotel Warren was built by Col. Thatcher and run by Seth Weatherbee.

Shoe Factory, Warren, Me

Shoe Factory, Warren, Me

The Warren Shoe Manufacturing Co. building was moved from Rockland to Warren on the Four Rod Road in 1871.

View at Washington, ME

View at Washington, ME

This view is of Washington Village looking north. At the junction the road goes north toward Liberty to the left and right on the Old Union Road to Union.