Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
83798B and 24165
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
4 x 5" gelatin silver negatives
Exterior views of the Metropolitan Building, 439 Congress Street. The building is also known as the Metropolitan Apartments building. Constructed in 1876 (as the Farrington Block), the building was fully renovated in 1926-1927.
Top image: View from east, with the Metropolitan at right foreground. The Clapp Memorial Building (443-449 Congress Street) is at left. Photo taken during the "Millionth Visitor To Maine" parade.
Photo published in the Portland Press Herald, on 4 August 1956.
Bottom image: View of eastern portion of the Metropolitan Building, from southeast. Casco Loan and Building Company storefront (431 Congress Street) at center. First Parish Church yard at right.
"Metropolitan Building, 1941 and 1956" (1941). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 510.
Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Congress Street