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My Lost Youth: Longfellow's Portland, Then and Now

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow birthplace, Portland, ca. 1900

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow birthplace, Portland, ca. 1900 / Maine Historical Society

This lovely home was on the corner of Fore and Hancock Streets, and the Longfellows could step out the front door, cross the dirt street, and be on a sandy beach and Casco Bay. The fill that would create the present-day Commercial Street and the Portland Company would not be placed until the 1840s and 1850s.

 

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