Category Archives: West Street

Glimpses. 66 West Street

Built in 1919 for James and Rose Macy

A low-key colonial revival in the West End

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Aurelius S Hinds. The story of a country boy who made good.

In my post about the converted garage at 99 Chadwick Street, I noted it was originally built for Aurelius Hinds. In doing a bit of research on Mr Hinds at that time, I realized his story was worth telling as it traces a period of growth in the city of Portland both physically and economically. His presence is felt through the buildings he left behind. One in a fashionable, then and now, section of town and the other a landmark on one of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. Here is a bit more of his story. Continue reading

West End Walks. Carriage houses & garages.

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159 Pine Street

An area of architectural design little contemplated in modern times but long an interest of mine. Style and quality ranges from bland to utilitarian to high style.

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