Around Hallowell

Around Hallowell

Book - 1996
Rate this:
With Around Hallowell, author Bob Briggs has created a nostalgic look at his home from the Civil War era to the 1940s. Incorporated in 1771, Hallowell is one of Maine's oldest permanent settlements. Incredibly, the 1807 American Encyclopedia predicted that Hallowell would one day be one of the nation's largest cities. This book focuses on the city in its heyday of prosperity, culture, and education, and it gives the reader insight into the now-vanished industries of shipping, granite, lumber, and ice that comprised the stapple of Hallowell's financial prosperity. Over the years, urban renewal has claimed many of Water Street's most prominent landmarks. Manu of the 200 rare photographs included in this volume depict these historic buildings and street scenes as they once were. Covering the area along the Kennebec River between Farmingdal and Augusta, these images speak volumes about a time when life moved at a leisurely pace, enabling residents to take time out for cultural and spiritual refinement.
Publisher: Dover, N.H. : Arcadia, 1996.
ISBN: 9780752404806
0752404806
9780752402833
0752402838
Branch Call Number: 974.16 B768
Characteristics: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MCPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top