Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
95377C and 128522
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
4 x 5" gelatin silver negative, 35mm gelatin silver negative
Views of Len's Market, 431 Cumberland Avenue. The store opened in 1941, owned by Leonard Stevens and his wife Elizabeth Stevens, continuing until Mr. Stevens retired in 1998. The building was demolished in 2003. Len Stevens died on 15 December 2003, and Elizabeth Stevens died on 27 November 2007.
Mr. Stevens was a decorated veteran who served with the 29th Infantry Division in World War II. He landed on Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day. He was seriously wounded in Mortain, France. Stevens was awarded the Bronze Star, the Silver Star and two Purple Hearts.
Left image: Exterior view of storefront entrance, after a break-in.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 4 May 1960.
Right image: Col. Leonard L. Stevens, owner of Len's Market, standing at store counter.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 2 May 1975.
"Len's Market, 1960 and 1975" (1960). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 428.
Portland, Me., Bayside, Parkside, Businesses, Cumberland Avenue