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 negative
Exterior view of the Deering Oaks "Castle," from west. At the time, the Castle hosted the Deering Oaks park concession stand, "Mobey Dick Seafood Takeout." Price board at left. Forest Avenue at right.
The Deering Oaks Castle was designed by Portland architect Frederick Augustus Tompson, and built in 1894 as a warm shelter for pond ice skaters, complete with a fireplace. The "Castle" has since served as a city visitors' center, ice-skate rental venue, and various snack bars.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 19 October 1974
"Deering Oaks "Castle," 1974" (1974). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 430.
Portland, Me., Parkside, Oakdale, Parks, Deering Oaks