Weekly Portland Photo of the Past
Our last photo was of Exchange Street in Portland's Old Port, looking up from the intersection with Fore Street towards where today Exchange Street crosses Middle Street. Here is another photo, courtesy of Abraham Schechter, who runs the Portland Public Library's Portland Room.
This time it is of another Portland street, again estimated to have been taken circa 1900-1910. Around the turn of the century, Portland felt a pressing need to relieve itself of the sewage problems of an increasing population. Before long, the major sewer pipes of the city were being laid, many of which are still working today. Click on the photo for a larger version to inspect details.