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 […]