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Contemporary photo by Gordon Chibroski/Staff Photographer; 1954 Press Herald photograph courtesy of the Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

A Press Herald photograph from 1954 shows an apartment building on Adams Street in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood . It and many other homes on the same block were demolished in an urban renewal project. The site is now home to the Munjoy South apartment complex, as seen in the Dec. 18, 2015, view from the same vantage point.

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 www.pressherald.com/flashback/.