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Biddeford in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Alfred Street / La Rue Alfred

Biddeford, Maine

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Alfred Street / La Rue Alfred Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 12, 2021
1. Alfred Street / La Rue Alfred Marker
Inscription.  
The construction of Alfred Street was ordered by the County Court in 1828. It was intended to pass through the center of valuable mill sites and connect directly to Main Street, Saco. Protests and petitions over this originated in Biddeford and Saco. The street was terminated at Liberty Street, now called Main Street. The photograph shows Alfred Street in 1870. The steeple on the left is of the Methodist Church built in 1847. St. Joseph's congregation met there in 1870. The tall striped poles representing bandages indicate a barber shop. The Odd Fellows Block can barely be seen. The wooden sheds over the sidwalks were replaced by retractable canvas awnings in the early 1900's and disappeared completely in the 1960's.

En 1828, le tribunal du conté ordonna la construction de la rue Alfred. LA rue devait passer à travers des sites de filatures de grande valeur et être reliée directement à la rue Main à Saco. Il y eut des protestation et des pétitions conre ce projet et la rue s'acheva à la rue Liberté, la rue principale maintenant appelée la rue Main. La photo démontre la rue Alfred en 1870. Le
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cloche à gauche est celui de l'église méthodiste qui fut incorporée en 1847. Ce site est présentement l'emplacement du poste de police à Biddeford. Aussi à gauche, on peu voir les hautes enseignes rayées de rouge indiquant un salon de coiffure. L'immeuble des Odd Fellows est à peine visible. Les abris de bois au-dessus des trottoirs disparurent ver 1960.
 
Erected 2006 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Biddeford, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 43° 29.543′ N, 70° 27.197′ W. Marker is in Biddeford, Maine, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Alfred Street (Maine Route 9) and Main Street (Maine Route 9), on the left when traveling south on Alfred Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Alfred St, Biddeford ME 04005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Biddeford's La Justice / La Justice de Biddeford (a few steps from this marker); The Laconia Co. / La Compagnie Laconia (within shouting distance of this marker); Honor Roll
Alfred Street / La Rue Alfred Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 12, 2021
2. Alfred Street / La Rue Alfred Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The I.O.O.F. Block / Le Bloc I.O.O.F. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Stone Fort (about 400 feet away); Fort Saco in 1693 / Le Fort Saco en 1693 (about 400 feet away); Welcome to Shevenell Park (about 400 feet away); Biddeford Maine Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Biddeford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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