by unorthodox traveler
December 1, 2000
The Longley building is considered one of the most distinctive examples of mid-19th century commercial building architecture in the state of Maine. It is also unique in that it has always been run as a hardware store, and remains virtually the same today in its operation.
This brick building features a hand operated windlass elevator from the basement to the second floor.
The Greek Revival style store features large granite framed display windows and elaborate brick framing on the second story.
The Longley family still runs this hardware store. This store has just about everything, down to a seldom called for tool or screw. the employee's are loyal and highly experienced.
From journal A Living Museum..Norway, Maine