Was your Deering Center house built before 1924? If so, you may be able to find a picture of it in the City’s 1924 tax survey archives, which are stored in the Planning Department’s files on the fourth floor of City Hall. Happily now, most of these records have been uploaded to the Maine Memory Network at the Maine Historical Society.
The 1924 survey effort was part of a city-wide re-evaluation, and offers a look into the past. The entire collection consists of 131 books containing approximately 30,000 pages, with each page a photograph and written description of a single property (properties with more than one building will generally have a page for each building). Here is the picture and description of the greenhouse operations at what is now the site of Brentwood Farms Community Garden .