Memorial Revival (1966-1985)

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Title

Memorial Revival (1966-1985)

Description

In the late 1960s Portland hit a period of revitalization that coincided with the Historic Preservation movement. Historic Preservation started as a reaction to the loss of historical buildings and architecture during Urban Renewal. The combination of interest in preserving architecture, the Bicentennial of the United States, and the 350th anniversary of the founding of Portland (celebrated in 1983) all created a renewed interest in local history and public history, though with smaller and less enduring projects.

Though not strictly part of this project you can view a map of all of the buildings that have been marked starting in this period through the Greater Portland Landmarks HIstoric Marker Programs

Date

1966-1985

Items in the Memorial Revival (1966-1985) Collection

Alice Greele's Tavern Marker
A three foot by four foot shadow box, framed in brown painted wood. On the top of the frame are the words "Historic Site" in gold letters. Inside on a white background are two smaller frames, also brown, one with a written description of the history…

United States Hotel Site
Three foot tall stone pier, with a plaque on the top. The plaque is on the history of the United States Hotel which used to be on that site.

Boxer and Enterprise Battle
A three foot by four foot shadow box, framed in brown painted wood. Inside on a white background there are two smaller frames, also brown, one with a written description of the battle, the other contains a painting of the battle, with the two ships…

First Parish Church/Maine Constitution
Small bronze plaque to the left of the main entrance of the First Parish Church on Congress Street states that the Maine Constitution was drafted within the building that was at this site in 1819.

1727 Treaty Signing
A three foot by four foot shadow box, framed in brown painted wood. Inside on a white background are two smaller frames, also brown, one with a written description of the signing of the treaty, and the other a painting of the signing, with the…

Cumberland and Oxford Canal
Three foot tall granite marker, with a bronze plaque on the front with the American Society of Civil Engineers seal in the middle, commemorating the Cumberland and Oxford Canal.

Grand Trunk Plaque
Plaque commemorating the Atlantic & St. Lawrence and Portland's roles in Canadian railway history. The plaque is located on the front of the India Street terminal, one of the few buildings left of the rail yard. The Canadian National Railways symbol…

Portland's Vietnam and Korean War Plaque
Bronze plaque with the dates of the wars and the names of all the men from Portland who died during the Vietnam and Korean Wars.

Elm Street Theater Mask
A stone comedy mask, originally part of the outside facade of a theater. The mask is laying on the ground, in planted section of the sidewalk with bushes and trees. There is an accompanying plaque that sits near the mask and bares the inscription.

Maine Way Project  Stone
Low two foot stone with a plaque on the front. The plaque is dedicated to the Maine Way Redevelopment Project. Plaque was removed, leaving stone in the summer of 2014.

USS Portland Aft Mast, Bell and Memorial Stone
The Aft mast and shield from the USS Portland, the original bell from the ship inscribed with the date of its commissioning. The mast sits on a concrete plate form with the shield acting a s wall on the ocean side. Between the mast and the shield is…

USS Portland Marine Memorial
Plaque on the side of the of the USS Portland Memorial site. The plaque dedication is on the top with the Marine Corps logo at the center with the seagoing marine's seahorse and anchor on their side.

Historic Stoudwater Sign
An approximately 3 foot x 4 foot sign, with the name of the Historical District and some information about its history. Made to be read from street.

A three foot by four foot shadow box, framed in brown painted wood. Inside on a white background are two smaller frames, also brown, one with a written description of the battle , and the other a painting of it.