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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

PH 10 NOV 1993

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm color negatives


Views of Miss Portland Diner, 49 Marginal Way.
Top image: Exterior view of the diner from west. Marginal Way at left.
Bottom image: Diner proprietor and owner Randy Chassé, at the counter.

Miss Portland was opened in March 1949 by Navy veterans Frank Venuti and James Crowder, at 175 Forest Avenue (see this link for the history of the Diner).
View of the Diner on Forest Avenue at this link
The Diner was moved around the corner to 49 Marginal Way, during construction of the Federal Building (circa 1968).

See this link for portrait of Randy Chassé in the Diner, in 1988.

The Diner closed in 2004, and reopened in 2008 at 140 Marginal Way.


Portland, Me., Bayside, Businesses

Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.