Category Archives: Portals

209 State Street

A large double house in the Venetian Gothic style.

Built ca: 18556-56 by Simon Libby for John W Munger. Possibly designed by Charles K Kirby.

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110 Pleasant Street. A carriage house with a long history.

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It sits, rather forlornly, behind the group home at 71 High Street. Neglected and overlooked, it seems to be the victim of ‘destruction by neglect’. A sad state for a building with a long story to tell. With a construction date of 1800, I believe it to be the oldest carriage house in Portland.

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New Series. Portals

Welcome to Portals. A new series where I will focus on doorways. Primarily entryways but they could be side or back doors. They will be presented with a minimum of text. I hope you enjoy them.

 1 Orchard Street

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5 Orchard Street

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 32 Orchard Street

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29 Orchard Street

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