Wednesday, March 25, 2009

History of Eastern Waterfront

The Press Herald has posted the slide show done by the Planning Department on the waterfront around the Maine State Pier.
"This is an area that has great historical significance, but little remaining historical fabric," said Scott Hanson, a staffer in the city's historic preservation program. "It is truly open to redevelopment, but carries memories of about 400 years of Portland history."

Hanson presented a history of the site at the first forum two weeks ago. He used a slide show of about 100 historic images, starting with a map of Falmouth Neck in 1690 showing the first European settlement clustered around India and Fore streets.

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