The “Willows” was an old home adjacent to the Wharf Road. Built in 1785 by Dr. Ebenezer Handy, it was considered the oldest home in Steuben before it was destroyed by fire.
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The Roque Bluffs Baptist Church was dedicated July 23, 1902. Fundraising for its construction was done by the Ladies Improvement Society, organized in February 1893. In the beginning
Grace Chapel is a classic example of a 19th-century rural American church. It was built in1882 by Rev. Peter Henry Steenstra. A longtime summer resident of Robbinston,
In 1903 Princeton’s first metal bridge across the stream between the lakes, known locally as the “flowage,” was built, replacing the 1893 log bridge. It was reinforced with concrete in 1939. In 2012 the Princeton Bridge was rebuilt
Located on the Shore Road, just west of the Perry Congregational Church, the building on the left was originally a Methodist Church and in later years housed J.T. Gove and Sons Store, owned by Justin Gove, who lived across the road.
No longer standing, the schoolhouse was part of the “English Village” constructed by the Pembroke Ironworks Co. for its English employees, who immigrated to work in the mill. In addition to the school,
The Atlantic House was a public rooming house for travelers. The door to the far right led to a bar open to the public. There have been many owners
Sometime after the turn of the last century, Charlie Stone built a resort on the west shore of Meddybemps Lake. It catered to “sports” from away who were attracted to the lake’s good fishing and hunting.
[see “The Arcade, R. K. Dennison, Prop., East Machias, Me. 8K.”] Catalog Number LB2007.1.100616
[see “The Arcade, R. K. Dennison, Prop., East Machias, Me. 8K.”] Catalog Number LB2007.1.100615
The Arcade was built in 1926 along Route 1 and owned by R.K. Dennison of East Machias. This popular destination attracted locals and tourists alike.
Although a fire in had destroyed 14 structures along the Machiasport waterfront in 1893, it was again a busy place about 1910, when this photo was taken. The large building on the left, next to the schooner at the Stuart Boatyard, is the W. S. Cates clam factory.
This c. 1920 photo of Main Street in Machias shows a busy downtown. Although the horse watering trough still stands at the intersection, automobiles dominate the commercial district.
In 1860, Mathew Clare purchased a large double house on Court Street beside the County Jail. He soon remodeled the building into a hotel, which he opened as “Clare’s Hotel.”
In 1885 Edward P. Lawrence built a fine Queen Anne style house on North Lubec Road overlooking Johnson Bay, and his brother Elias followed suit in 1900. They were the sons of Moses P. Lawrence, who with two partners opened the Lubec Packing Company in 1881.
Sardine canneries lined Lubec’s wharves in the early 1900s. They operated day and night, employing hundreds of workers of all ages. Each cannery fabricated its own sardine cans until 1908, when the American Can Company opened and began manufacturing the cans.