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South Paris (1894)

Map Title

South Paris, Me. County Seat of Oxford County.


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George E. Norris


48.3 x 69.9 cm


Maine Historic Preservation Commission

Population of City/Town at Time of Publication


Description of City/Town

South Paris, now the shire town of Oxford County, is situated on the Little Androscoggin River….The larger part of the stores and residences were constructed some years ago, but there are enough modern blocks and residences to give an up-to-date touch to the village. A large park at the north center of the village, with fine maple trees, statuary, fountains, flower plots, walks, and rustic seats, adds much to the appearance of the place. The new county buildings on an eminence at the west end of the village is another point of interest….South Paris is on the Grand Trunk. Its principal industry is the manufacture of children’s sleds, school furniture, and novelties — the plant is said to be the largest of its class in the world.

Scenic Gems of Maine, G. W. Morris, 1898

Historic Newspaper References

Oxford Democrat, Paris, November 6, 1894

F. L. Millett is framing the photogravures of the village for several of our citizens. Those who have not yet had their pictures framed would do well to give Mr. Millett a call.

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South Paris, Oxford County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map


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