Back in the 1800s Bangor was considered by many to be the richest city per capita in the world. The lumber produced in Maine build much of New York and other huge cities.

It is the fortunes made by the early Mainers and the building of their spectacular homes on Broadway in Bangor that will be discovered tonight with the Bangor Historical Society.

The Historic Homes of Broadway Tour convenes at 6 p.m. on the corner of State Street and Broadway. Parking is available. It will run until 7:30 p.m. and the cost is $10.00 for adults and $5 for children over 10 years old.  The tour will take a walk up the tree lined Broadway and tell tale of it's most famous and infamous residents.