Sept. 1, 2015, photo by Derek Davis/Staff photographer; 1960 Press Herald photograph courtesy of Portland Portland Library Special Collections & Archives (photographer uncredited)

An uncredited staff photograph from September 1960 shows the Portland Lyric Theater building on the corner of Stevens Avenue and Brentwood Street in Portland’s Deering Center neighborhood. Today, the corner is the site of Siano’s Pizzeria; the building that currently houses Pat’s Meat Market is visible in the background near the photograph’s right edge.

The Portland Room of the Portland Public Library is in the process of organizing and conserving the archival collection of original Portland Press Herald, Maine Sunday Telegram and Evening Express photographic negatives — a major collection that spans from 1937 to 2005. Find more photos at