Main Street Rockland’s Victorian brick commercial buildings are largely the result of fires in 1853 which leveled much of the downtown.

A year later, as the business district was being reconstructed, Rockland incorporated as a city.

At the left is the Security Trust Building, a handsome Georgian Revival bank built in 1912 from designs by R. Clipston Sturgis of Boston.

The recent expansion of the Farnsworth Museum has encouraged the adaptive reuse of many of the blocks which still line this main street.

Catalog Number LB2007.1.102241