Pictured at the bottom of India Street is the old Grand Trunk Railway steamship office building. The building dates back to 1903 and is the last remaining piece of what used to be a bustling railroad complex in this neighborhood. I'm happy to see the building is now being saved from decay by local bank Gorham Savings Bank (this is not a paid endorsement, but I use them for my small business checking) and will soon get a much needed facelift.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
A photo of the new art installation outside of the Longfellow House / Maine Historical Society headquarters on Congress Street. These painted buoys are part of a project by artist Natasha Mayers with the Portland Public Schools. Per this news release, "under Natasha’s leadership, community members and students are working together to paint buoys depicting the flags of the more than 70 countries represented by Portland's newest residents."
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Friday, February 5, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
A wide angle view of the main stairway within Portland City Hall. The building, which was opened in 1912, was designed by the architecture firm of Carrère and Hastings. Some of their other classic buildings include the New York Public Library and the Standard Oil Building (also in New York).
Monday, February 1, 2016
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Looking towards City Hall from Somerset Street in the Bayside neighborhood. Note the circular window below the City Hall clock tower that retained its view after the buildings on the left (the expanded Merrill Auditorium) and the right (Chestnut Street Lofts) were built.