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Hay Market Square, Portland, 1830

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Hay Market Square, Portland, 1830 / Maine Historical Society

Present day Monument Square was called Hay Market Square in the days of Longfellow's youth. Longfellow's home was so close to this site that he certainly would have heard the busy market. This Market House would be Portland's first City Hall.

Even today the Farmers' Market convenes here a day a week during the growing season.


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