Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
35mm gelatin silver negatives
Interior views of Lekousi's Bakery, 945 Congress Street, and new owner and baker Guenter Ahrens.
Left image: Guenter Ahrens preparing tunovers, assisted by Kathy Rubito.
Right image: Ahrens in retail area of the store, displaying his baked goods.
Mr. Ahrens bought the business from Eustace Lekousi, in 1977, and proceeded to grow the business threefold, using 1200 lbs of sugar per week, and beginning his work day at 2am. He told the Evening Express that he and his helpers baked 100 cakes, 60 pies, and 25 dozen doughnuts daily. Guenter's wife, Gerta Ahrens, managed the retail section of the bakery. Ahrens later moved the bakery to 559 Brighton Avenue, renaming the business Guenter's Bakery.
Photo at left published in the Evening Express, on 17 March 1978
[Photo at right was unpublished]
"Lekousi's Bakery, 1978" (1978). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 381.
Portland, Me., West End, Parkside, Businesses, Congress Street