Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
TL 18 MAY 1986
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
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 Café, 1986" (1986). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 610.
Portland, Me., West End, Congress Street, Businesses, Greek community, Menu