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Neighborhood History Night: Bayside

  • Mayo Street Arts 10 Mayo Street Portland, ME 04101 (map)

Through historic maps and images and recent research learn about Portland’s historic Bayside.  

The Bayside neighborhood has been expanded through a series of fill projects along the mudflats of Back Cove. Some of that fill came from the edges of Munjoy Hill and the ruins of the Great Fire of 1866. Bayside has always been both a residential and industrial neighborhood. In the 19th century the neighborhood housed industries like a tannery, foundry, casket manufacturer, and pickle factory that provided jobs that attracted newcomers to the city. In the 20th century industrial development gave way to car dealerships, bakeries, and warehouses. As East and West Bayside’s populations and economies continue to grow, so do the threats of climate change. As sea levels rise, Back Cove is projected to reclaim those areas built on the mudflats filled in during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Join Julie Larry to learn more about the history of the neighborhood and how sea-level rise will impact this historic place.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Registration is strongly encouraged. Space is limited. Thank you to Mayo Street Arts for hosting us!