2010–2018 · Eastport, Maine

In myriad styles and sizes, builders, architects, craftsmen and laborers have fashioned this place in wood, brick, stone and glass. But far from a museum piece, Eastport’s streetscapes speak to the layered complexities of a working port community, warts and all. It’s a place where architectural treasures of the wealthy white-collar were often bookended by structures of the meager and blue-collar, as they lived almost side by side. As Jane Jacobs expressed in her seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities, ‘Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody.’

John Leroux, 2014