Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Old Port photo of the past, Portland ME

Our last photo was of the intersection of Congress Street and Deering Avenue, where Deering changes to Vaughan Street. Here is another photo, courtesy of Abraham Schechter, who runs the Portland Public Library's Portland Room..

This time it is of one of Portland's Old Port streets, again estimated to have been taken circa 1900-1910. The vendors' names have changed, there are awnings everywhere (no doubt thanks in part to F. A. Leavitt's Awnings & Hammocks), and parking is of a different kind of vehicle, but if you look closely, you might be able to figure this one out too. Click on the photo for a larger version to inspect details.

4 comments:

Jack Zall said...

Hurm! Is it Exchange St.?

Anonymous said...

I think it's too wide to be Exchange. Is that the Federal Building in back? No wait... Um, I'm gonna guess Middle Street. I don't know.

Michelle said...

JACK! It is Exchange Street! The large stone building you see in the background is where Post Office Park is today, at the corner of Middle and Exchange. Yow!

Rich said...

I agree it's exchange street!!