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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

PH 15 SEP 1983 and TL 25 DEC 1983

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


Exterior views of the Plaza Hotel (previously the Graymore Hotel), 21 Preble Street (between Cumberland Avenue and Congress Street).
The 152-room downtown hotel first opened in 1913 as The Graymore, and was renovated and renamed The Plaza Hotel in 1966.
The Graymore's lounge was The Continental Lounge (see link for interior view in 1961). As The Plaza, the lounge was renamed The Penguin Lounge, and later (beginning in 1979) The Downtown Lounge.
The building was damaged by a fire in October 1981, subsequently closing; it was demolished in 1985.

The Portland Theater (Portland Players),11 Preble Street, is visible at right.

Top image: Full exterior view from south.
Photo published in the Portland Press Herald, on 15 September 1983.

Bottom image: View from west.
Photo published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 25 December 1983.


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, Businesses, Preble Street


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Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.