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1960 photograph courtesy of the Portland Public Library special collections and archives; modern-day view rendered from Apple Maps

An aerial photograph of Bayside from the July 25, 1960, Portland Evening Express shows the neighborhood that was demolished to make way for Interstate 295 and the massive Exit 6 cloverleaf interchange. Forest Avenue runs through the center of the photograph, with Deering Oaks park to the left.

The large brick building in the center of the historic photograph, near the corner of Marginal Way and Forest Avenue, was a coal plant owned by A. R. Wright, a company later known as Wright Express and, today, as Wex.

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/.


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