The university Josh and I attend has two major branches, one located in Portland, the other in Gorham. Gorham is a 25-or-so minute drive from Portland. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Josh has class in Gorham and I find myself more and more frequently offering him rides. I love the excuse it gives me to drive out of the city, past the suburbs, and into the increasingly rural area outside of Portland. While experimenting with a new return route on a recent trip to retrieve Josh, I spied an abandoned building. There was no choice other than to pull over and snap pictures. Here are the results.
Perhaps I can inquire with a few local historians and find some information about this one-time country store. Do any of you readers from Maine know when this place – Cotton’s, I believe it was called – was operational?