0 Likes

Congress and Free Street in Portland, Maine, USA
USA

At the intersection of Congress, Free and High Streets stand a number of important buildings in this busy section of downtown Portland, Maine. The wedge shaped H.H. Hay building was built in 1826 and designed by architect Charles Quincy Clapp. It was a two story building for 96 years before a third story was added. Clockwise, to the east, stands the Children's Museum and Theater of Maine and then the Portland Museum of Art which at the time this panorama was made had a major exhibit titled "Debating Modern Photography".

At One Congress Square is the NBC affiliate WCSH-TV which began broadcasting in 1953 from the Congress Square Hotel. It moved to this 4 story building in 1977.

The 6 story edifice across High Street (to the west) is the State Building which was erected around 1930 and still houses the majestic State Theater.

Immanuel Baptist Church can be seen between the State Theater Building and the Eastland Hotel. The Eastland, which opened its doors in 1927as a 241 room, 12 story luxury establishment cost $2 million dollars to build. It was considered the largest hotel north of New York.

A very interesting photographic history of Congress Square can be found on the World Wide Web at:

http://www.portlandmaine.gov/congresssquare/congresssquareapril6presentation.pdf

Copyright: Tom sadowski
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10500x5250
Uploaded: 19/01/2011
Updated: 25/09/2014
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: urban; museum; downtown; city; street; bus; fire engine; plaza; portland museum of art; eastland hotel; children's museum and theater of maine; congress square; hay building
comments powered by Disqus

Tom Sadowski
Stephen King of Horror Mural, Portland, Maine
Tom Sadowski
The Maine Lobsterman Sculpture in Portland, Maine 3
pix
Atlantic Ocean from Old Orchards Beach
Carlton SooHoo
Sunrise at Ferry Beach, Saco, Maine
Carlton SooHoo
Ferry Beach Playground
Larry Huppert
Cape Porpoise Pier
Tom Sadowski
Dock at Sebago Lake Maine
Will Strathmann
2012 Great Falls Balloon Festival
Tom Sadowski
Great Falls Balloon Festival 2010 in Lewiston and Auburn Maine, USA
Will Strathmann
Alumni Walk
Katherine Drouin
Ogunquit
Noah Sachs
Maine workshop
Michael Pop
Das Grosse Rad im Turda Salzbergwerk
Fariborz Alagheband
Naein Cloak Weaving
Dan Perlman
Temperate rainforest Olympic Peninsula, Washington
J-P. Scherrer
Mount Saleve with paragliders
jan dolk
Brazilian family
Andreu Vicens Oliver
Bodega Cooperativa de Felanitx , Es Sindicat
Pascal Moulin
Dans le gouffre de Proumeyssac au Bugue - France
PaVeL Bobkov
Winter christening on the river
D.Tulga
Beijing Capital International Airport
D.Tulga
Restaurant in Trans-Mongolian Train
Nico Roig
Tribute to Escher
Erik Krause
The cascade at grimsel lake
Tom Sadowski
Road Cut in Chitina, Alaska
Tom Sadowski
The planet Saturn near Westfield, Maine, USA
Tom Sadowski
Richmond Bridge 1
Tom Sadowski
Surroundings: A New England Store Interior
Tom Sadowski
Midchute
Tom Sadowski
Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse 2, Rockland, Maine
Tom Sadowski
Tonsina River Lodge and Roadhouse off the Richardson Highway in Alaska
Tom Sadowski
Memorial Day Parade 2010, in Lincolnville, Maine
Tom Sadowski
Richmond Gaol
Tom Sadowski
Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, Massachusetts
Tom Sadowski
Bruny Island Neck Upper Lookout
Tom Sadowski
Pumpkin Display Near Presque Isle, Maine, USA
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.