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A Living Museum..Norway, Maine

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A travel journal to Norway by unorthodox traveler

Longley L M & Son Photo, Norway, Maine More Photos
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.

A Living Museum..Norway, Maine

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Overview

Norway, Maine Photo, Norway, Maine
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Norway's downtown architecture is interesting in that there are many different styles of wood and brick and includes some of the best examples of period architecture to be found in Maine. 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 na...Read More

The Trolly House

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Restaurant

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This restaurant, located in an old trolly building,(Built in 1895)serves wonderful, delicious food..not cheap but if you are looking for a special evening dinner, this is the place.

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
Norway, Maine
(207) 743-2211

The Ooctagon on North Pond

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Attraction

The Ooctagon on North Pond Photo, Norway, Maine
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This is my place on North Pond..the pictures are worth a thousand words. Here is an idyllic setting set on 5 acres with beautiful views. The Octagon cottage is only 50 feet from the shoreline with a 200 frontage. The Cottage comes with a canoe, sailboat, rowboat, and paddleboat. Swimming and excellent fishing.

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.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

The Ooctagon on North Pond
North Pond-Lane 206
Norway, Maine

Longley L M & Son

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Attraction | "L.M. Longley & Sons"

Longley L M & Son Photo, Norway, Maine
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Forget Home Depot or WalMarts for a day and walk into a hardware store that will take you back in time. 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...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

Longley L M & Son
Main Street
Norway, Maine 04268
(207) 743-8924

The Tucker Block

Attraction

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Benjamin Tucker, the town's first harness maker and a Brigade Saddler in the Civil War, came to Norway in 1801 and built his harness shop. This first building burned down in 1860 and a second building was erected in 1894.

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.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 1, 2000

The Tucker Block
Main Street
Norway, Maine

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Norway, Maine