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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

TL 18 MAY 1986

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

35mm gelatin silver negatives


Views of the Longfellow Café, 675 Congress Street, at the northeast corner of Congress Street and State Street (Longfellow Square), in the Margaret Reeves-Frederic H. Gerrish House. Rita Doukas purchased the building in 1980 (previously the Patrinelis Restaurant), continuing a family restaurant that had been several doors east (671 Congress Street), owned by her father Bill Panagakos. The Longfellow Café served Greek specialties, along with popular American diner fare.

Top image: Exterior view of Café from west.
Bottom image: Longfellow Café waitress Della Anderson with tray of baclava.

Bottom photo published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 18 May 1986

See Additional Files link, below, for a 1982 Longfellow Café MENU

Longfellow Cafe 1982.PDF (6464 kB)
Longfelllow Café MENU - 1982


Portland, Me., West End, Congress Street, Businesses, Greek community, Menu


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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.