|The Eastland Hotel, Portland Maine - click|
Photo: Portland Monthly
In the past few day the old lady has a new name The Portland Westin, and a very expensive make over. So the "east went west" as the saying is.
When I first came back to Maine in 1978, I met a man who knew my father, Maurice Lord a retired Army man, who according to him, was the man who did my enlistment physical at Fort Williams when I joined the Navy. We went to the Top of the East and had some drinks - probably too many.
A couple of years later when I was living on the street I used the restroom off the lobby to try to shave every couple of days.
|The Top of the East overlooking Portland Harbor all new again - click to enlarge|
Photo: Robert Witkowski Portland Press Herald
|McArdle's Garden Center Greenwich, Connecticut - early 1950's - click|