Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
4 x 5" gelatin silver glass negative
Full exterior view of Eunice Frye Home (Frances Warde Convent), 37 Capisic Street, from east. The house named for Eunice Nichols Frye (founder of Portland's Woman's Literary Union) was built in 1903 as a women's home succeeding the Mary Brown Home (previously the Invalids' Home which had been on Revere Street). The Capisic Street house was named for Eunice Frye in 1924.
An assisted living residence until September, 2002, the Eunice Frye Home was purchased by the Religious Sisters of Mercy, adding the name Frances Warde Convent (for Mother Frances Xavier Warde, RSM). Continuing as a residence for elderly nuns, the home includes a chapel.
Photo circa 1937.
An additional view of the Eunice Frye Home (taken at the same time as above image) can be seen via the Additional Files download link.
"Eunice Frye Home (Frances Warde Convent), ca.1937" (1937). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 579.
Portland, Me., Deering Center, Rosemont, Capisic Street, Houses of worship, Sisters of Mercy