BOOKS AND LECTURES

The City of Portland’s 1924 Tax Records on Maine Memory Network

Posted Oct. 09, 2012, at 2:58 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress Street, Portland, ME

For more information: Elizabeth Nash; 207/774-1822; mainehistory.org

The Portland, Maine, 1924 Tax Records were created as part of a city-wide tax reevaluation following a reorganization of the city government in 1923. The 2 3/4″ x 4″ original black and white photographs provide extraordinary documentation of the appearance and condition of every taxable property in the city at that time. The fragile records are now being digitized and many are currently searchable on Maine Memory Network. Scott Hanson, Architectural Historian with Sutherland Conservation & Consulting, will talk about the records, their historical significance, and what information can be gleaned from them. He will also describe the digitization project and its current status. Kathy Amoroso, Maine Historical Society’s Director of Digital Projects will demonstrate how to search and find these records on Maine Memory Network.

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