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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

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Still Image

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Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

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35mm gelatin silver negatives


Exterior views of George's Tavern, 189 Congress Street. The popular East End bar and much-loved neighborhood fixture (previously named Jim's Lunch) was known as George's Tavern from 1968 - 2004, and owned by George Piacentini. (In 2005, the bar became Awful Annies, and later Mama's Crow Bar.)

Of George's Tavern, local journalist Chris Busby (Casco Bay Weekly, 30 Dec 1999) wrote:
"George's would be a good place to weather the chaos and impending millennial apocalypse. It's built like a bunker and its front window is secured against rocks by a thick metal screen. Its stock of Slim Jims, potato chips, peanuts, and crackers could sustain a small band of survivalists until the beer runs out and life is no longer worth living."

Left image: View looking west toward downtown Portland. George's Tavern at right. Apartment building at 193 Congress Street at left.

Right image: Full exterior view of George's Tavern, from southwest. Munjoy Hill Market (181 Congress Street) at right.

Photos published in the Evening Express, on 17 June 1982


Portland, Me., East End, Munjoy Hill, Businesses, Congress Street


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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.