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Links from Biddeford’s National Register sites StoryMap

Here are the full list of links and “For Further Reading” books included to further explore Biddeford history in general and our numerous National Register of Historic Places sites. The list is also available here in multiple file formats for accessibilty:

BIDDEFORD-NATIONAL-REGISTER-LINKS (Text file to download)

BIDDEFORD-NATIONAL-REGISTER-LINKS (PDF file to download)


COMPLETE LIST OF LINKS FROM “BIDDEFORD IN THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES”

Ewing Estate:
https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/16000786.htm?fbclid=IwAR36NeHnZyoj-C_Cp8EmLjaSZUdSBSWuv1kC_y71i5TmDHjP7IYqY2aHHk8

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/rachel_carson/what_we_do/conservation/TimberPointHistory.html

https://timberpointcenter.wordpress.com/history/

https://www.fws.gov/refuge/rachel_carson/

Fletcher’s Neck Life Saving Station:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Bg-ZZIu-we813GSrH4KJFJ6PVf0FdLDJ/view

James Montgomery Flagg House
https://www.maineaudubon.org/visit/east-point/

Wood Island Light Station
https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/87002274

https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/GetAsset/NRHP/64500264_text

https://woodislandlighthouse.org/index.php/about/

John Tarr House
https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/80000263

https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/71315473-def2-4761-a135-32d56fbafd5c

First Parish Meetinghouse
https://www.biddefordhistoricalsociety.org/

https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/72000080

https://archive.org/details/liberty-defended1974

http://biddeford.mainememory.net/page/1599/display.html

Emery School
https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/11000819

https://archive.org/details/biddschoolsouvenir1901

St. Joseph’s School
https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/83003708

U.S. Post Office
https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/73000161

https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/09001146

City Hall
https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/73000156

https://www.mainepreservation.org/most-endangered-2014-1/2019/1/7/city-hall-clock-tower-biddeford

Home

https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/09001146

St. Andre’s Parish
https://mcarthur.pastperfectonline.com/photo/2E5228F2-12D4-453C-BA7D-428447117010

https://www.une.edu/about/histories/st.-francis-college-history

Dudley Block
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Block

https://npgallery.nps.gov/NRHP/AssetDetail?assetID=d102d9cd-5f38-4eb1-bdb9-def0285ad2bd

Biddeford Main Street Historic District
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biddeford_Main_Street_Historic_District

https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/d6be5789-cfce-47ed-88fe-4193c27d74cf

Biddeford-Saco Mills Historic District
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biddeford%E2%80%93Saco_Mills_Historic_District

http://www.biddefordmillsmuseum.org/


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Local history events, talks, programs, tours:
https://www.biddefordhistoricalsociety.org/
http://www.biddefordmillsmuseum.org/
https://biddefordculturalandheritagecenter.org/
https://woodislandlighthouse.org/
https://www.sacomuseum.org/libmus_events.shtml

Photo collections online:
http://bpoolphotos.com/zenphoto/
https://mcarthur.pastperfectonline.com/photo
https://www.mainememory.net/


BOOKS (ALL EITHER FULL TEXT ONLINE OR AVAILABLE AT MCARTHUR LIBRARY)

A History and Stories of Biddeford by Dane Yorke (McArthur Library, 1945, 1994 https://minerva.maine.edu/record=b1246868~S21
[AVAILABLE FULL TEXT ONLINE: https://archive.org/details/ahistoryandstoriesofbiddeford%5D

History of Saco and Biddeford by George Folsom (various, 1830, 1975)
https://minerva.maine.edu/record=b1105492~S21
[AVAILABLE FULL TEXT ONLINE: https://archive.org/details/historyofsacobid00fols%5D

Cities on the Saco by Jacques Downs (Donning, 1985)
https://minerva.maine.edu/record=b1012607~S21

Biddeford: A Franco-American Experience in Old Photographs by Loretta M. Turner (Sutton, 1993) https://minerva.maine.edu/record=b1347677~S21

Biddeford: Images of America by Charles Butler (Arcadia, 2003)
https://minerva.maine.edu/record=b1862602~S21

A Brief History of Biddeford by Emma Bouthillette (History Press, 2017)
https://minerva.maine.edu/record=b3503264~S21

Biddeford Pool : A founding history by Margo Alley (Instant, 2016)
https://minerva.maine.edu/record=b2539645~S21

Gleanings from the sea by Joseph Smith (various, 1886, 1986)
https://minerva.maine.edu/record=b1862602~S21
[AVAILABLE FULL TEXT ONLINE: https://archive.org/details/gleaningsfromsea00smitrich%5D

To access a full list of local history books, visit McArthur Library’s Online Catalog:
https://minerva.maine.edu/search~S21


WEBSITES:
Biddeford History and Heritage Project
http://biddeford.mainememory.net/page/1278/display.html

Biddefordhistory.com (McArthur Library’s portal for local history research and exploration)
https://biddefordhistory.com/

Maine, An Encyclopedia: Biddeford (Note: This site is excellent and has a nice rundown of the National Register sites, with photos; however the Maine Street Historic District photo of “Veterans Memorials 2018” is Saco, not Biddeford.)
https://maineanencyclopedia.com/biddeford/

Maine Memory Network (Access Biddeford materials held by Maine Historical Society, Saco Museum and other organizations outside of town)
https://www.mainememory.net/

Digital Maine Repository (Access Biddeford materials held by Maine State Archives and other state agencies)
https://digitalmaine.com/

SITE CREDITS:
Site and Text by Renée DesRoberts, Special Collections Librarian – McArthur Library – Biddeford Maine (July 2019). Subject expertise and editorial assistance graciously provided by Richard Parsons, David Flood, Guy Gagnon and Jeff Cabral – a sincere thank you to each. http://www.mcarthurlibrary.org

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