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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

EX 27 JUL 1983

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negative


Full exterior view of apartment houses at 21 Deering Street (left) and 19 Deering Street (right), viewed from south. Portion of building at 17 Deering Street at right edge of image. Best Western hotel (645 Congress Street) parking garage sign at right.

The historic town houses (1867) are also known as the Woodman Block, as well as the home of John Alfred Poor. The Woodman family, Quakers, lived at 19 Deering Street. They were members of Oak Street Friends Meeting, and author Charles Mellen Woodman (1875-1950) was pastor, John Alfred Poor (1808-1871), lawyer and developer of the Grand Trunk Railroad, lived at 21 Deering Street.
From 1931-2022, the house was owned by the Gauthier family, and known from 1990 as the Peggy Gauthier Apartments building. The building was also home to pianist Priscilla Morneault, and was the Schechter residence from 1985-2022.

Photo published in the Evening Express, on 2 August 1983.


Portland, Me., West End, Deering Street, Apartment buildings


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Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.