HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
A Maine Historical Society Website

Visit MaineHistory.com
 

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

Item 52 of 65


View options: slideshow view | list view

Eastern Promenade Burial Ground, 2004

Item 14840  info
Eastern Promenade Burial Ground, 2004 / Maine Historical Society

According to "Munjoy Hill Historic Guide," "The burial ground on the Promenade across from Quebec Street holds the remains of some 21 American prisoners captured and returned by the British during the War of 1812. As early as 1792 there was a Pest House, or smallpox infirmary, nearby, located here because of its then remoteness from the town." The cemetery was restored in 1986.

 

Item 52 of 65