A travel journal
to Norway by unorthodox traveler
Quote: I have a summer home here in Norway, Maine on North Pond. My place is seven miles from the town of Norway which has interesting village architecture and history. This is a great place to visit for a nice blend of recreation and appreciation of history.
Norway village was a gathering place for centuries as Farmers came to trade, and laborers worked at many manufacturing companies including a shoe shop, cannery, tannery, box factory and several wood-turning mills.
Today you can get a glimpse of past history by visiting the following places:
Norway Public Library (1938), George Austin House(1894),Dr. Augustus French House(1894),Tucker Block(1894),Noyes Block(1894), The Denison-Hathaway House(1855)Norway Opera House(1894),Woodman's(1894)to name just a few.
The reason for most of these buildings having been built in 1894 was the result of a great fire in 1894 which destroyed 90 buildings, leaving only a few isolated buildings such as the Norway Opera House.
There are two motels in Norway and plenty of restaurants.
The interior is historic trolly decor.
The owners are pleasant and friendly.
Their speciality is black AUGUS beef and seafood but they also serve delicious chicken and pasta dishes.
They serve daily lunch specials.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2000
The Trolly House
237 Main Street
The interior of the cottage consists of a livingroom/kitchen area, two bedroom, a loft, and bathroom. fully carpeted with tv,vcr.
There is also a bunkhouse which sleeps two and a sauna.
The Ooctagon on North Pond
North Pond-Lane 206
Attraction | "L.M. Longley & Sons"
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.
Longley L M & Son
Norway, Maine 04268
The Harness Store closed in 1955, after four generations and 150 years of service. Tucker's was one of Maine's very last harness shops.
This block is a rare example of a Queen Anne commercial building. The large oriel window and double-arched doorway make it a highlight of Main Street.
The Tucker Block