In the early 20th century, fraternal organizations played a more visible role in their communities than they do today.

Here the Masonic order of the Commandery marches on Main Street in Presque Isle, attired in black uniforms complete with sashes, swords, and plumed hats.

State Street intersects with Main Street in the middle of the picture with the A. M. Smith Block on the left corner and the Bolton Block at the right.

Built in 1891, the Bolton Block, with its distinctive tower, burned in 1943.

Catalog Number LB2007.1.102092