Calais, Maine is located just across the St. Croix river from the town of St. Stephen, New Brunswick. It is a popular destination for cross-border shopping, and it is closely economically linked to the adjacent Charlotte County (New Brunswick). I visit this small city on a regular basis.

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

The church was established in 1852; this building was constructed the following year. It is representative of the Carpenter Gothic style. The architrect was James Renwick.

First Baptist Church


Calais Free Library

This building was built in 1892. The architect was Arthur H. Vinal. More recent expansions have been made to the rear, so as to preserve the original appearance of the structure.

St. Croix No. 1 Firehouse

Built in 1874, and recently restored, this building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Eastern Maine Electric Company

I especially like the details along the roof-line of the building on the left. The trees visible in the background are located across the river in New Brunswick.

Downtown #1

This building is popularly called "Bank Corner". It was constructed before 1892.

Downtown #2


Downtown #3

This building was constructed before 1900.

Unidentified Building

This structure was presumably constructed for some commercial (or industrial) purpose.

House #1


Building entrance detail


Painted Sign

The "Sarsparilla Building" was also constructed before 1900.

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Last Modified: July 2, 2017