Landmarks Lecture, Great Portland Landmarks, Feb. 20, 2016.
Earlier this week I gave an illustrated Landmarks Lecture entitled “The Entrepreneurs: Architecture and Maritime Enterprise in Nineteenth-Century Portland,” which examines how the architecture of Portland’s nineteenth-century residential, commercial, and political construction reflects their entrepreneurial builders’ personal aspirations and civic commitment.
It’s a different approach to maritime history than I’ve attempted before, but one that I think has some potential. My thanks to GPL, the Portland Public Library, and Community Television Network CTN5.org.
I also want to acknowledge the generous research help I received from Laura Sprague; Hillary Bassett and Alessa Wylie, Greater Portland Landmarks; and Nicholas Noyes and William Barry, Maine Historical Society.