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Old Sailors Home

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Re: Old Sailors Home

Posted: 1367922072000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Randall
"The Portland Sailor's Home and Bethel was built in 1854 by the Maine Seamen's Union at the corner of Waite (now the eastern part of Middle) and India Streets, converted from the Stephen Waite House built in 1830. It was spared in the July 4, 1866 fire, and was renamed the American House, later the Eagle House and Florence Hotel. It was partially destroyed by an arsonist in 1930, and is now home to Micucci Grocery. (Thanks to Bruce Micucci for filling in these holes)" September 18, 2012

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And a small bit referencing the location in a book preview:

My gr-gr-grandfather Daniel H. Randall (himself an old sea Captain) was the proprietor/landlord of the "American House" on 43 India St. in 1879. By 1884 his son Thomas H. Randall was the proprietor of the "Eagle House" at 43 India St. It is possible that the location was also commonly known as the sailors home from its early history.
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