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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

97688B and EX 07 JUL 1984

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date


Format of Original

4 x 5" gelatin silver negative and 35mm gelatin silver negative


Views of State Drug Store, 603 Congress Street (Congress Square), from east.
State Drug began business as the Congress Building (comprising the State Theatre) opened in 1929. Click this link to see a full exterior view of the Congress Building, taken in 1962.

A view of Congress Square during the 1956 Veterans Day parade can be seen at this link.

State Drug closed in early July 1984, after 55 years in business.

Top image: View of State Drug, from east. State Theatre marquee at left.
Photo published in the Portland Press Herald, on 17 April 1961.

Bottom image: View of State Drug from, southeast. High Street at right.
Photo published in the Evening Express, on 7 July 1984.


Portland, Me., Downtown Portland, West End, Businesses, Congress Street, High Street


Image Location


Rights Statement

In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.