Category Archives: History

Take a trip into the past – what you can remember of it, that is – with these defunct Bangor bar coasters

Rick Haney, creator of the Ghosts of Bangor calendar depicting images of historic Bangor against modern-day Bangor, hasn’t stopped at simply selling the calendars. He’s expanded the offerings on his site,, to highlight some more recent parts of Bangor’s past: it’s once popular, but now closed, bars and taverns, via a series of ceramic […]

Crews renovating downtown Bangor building discover Greek-inspired tiled walls, other surprises

The tile-front building located at 20 State St. in downtown Bangor was recently purchased by local entrepreneur¬†Emily Tilton, and this week, crews have been inside, completely renovating the interior of the four-story property, built in 1911. During that process, they have made some surprising discoveries. First off — and most interestingly — are the walls […]