Penobscot Bay Pilot’s wayback machine

Throwback Thursday

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:30am

The size of this barn might give a clue as to where this might have been (or still is) in the Midcoast. Can you guess what town this barn was, and what its function was? Bonus points for guessing the year the photo was taken.

Last week’s Throwback Thursday photo courtesy of Rockland, Maine History’s Facebook page (submitted by David Feyler) was the W.T. Grants Rockland on Maverick St, taken in 1966. Readers identified it as being the J.C. Penney store that exists there today. Reader Pamela Doherty said, “My mom worked in the office there when I was a child. I remember the lunch counter and the big root beer barrel.”

Photo courtesy Maine Historical Society

Throwback Thursday needs your submissions. Send us your “back in the day” photos with a caption at