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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

93768C-1

Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negative

Creation Date

9-23-1959

Description

Full exterior of Somerset Apartments building, 633 Congress Street, from southeast. The Pagoda restaurant, at street level. Rear of building at 12 Deering Street, in left background.
The popular Chinese restaurant, owned by the Henry Wong family, was in business at this location from 1940-1985. In 1986, the Pagoda re-opened at 5 Forest Avenue, and was in business until closing in 1992.

Photo published in the Evening Express, on 23 September 1959

[See Additional Files links- below:
Complete Pagoda menu from 1982
,
and
An exterior view of The Pagoda entrance in January 1985
.]

Pagoda MENU SM 1982.pdf (2370 kB)
Menu from The Pagoda, 1982

EX 12 JAN 1985_WTM.JPG (3194 kB)
Pagoda entrance, 12 January 1985

Keywords

Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, West End, Businesses, Congress Street, Asian community, Menu

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