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Fort Gorges, Hog Island Ledge, Portland Harbor, Portland, Cumberland County, ME



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Item Title


Location
Portland Harbor, Portland, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ME-134
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-75).
Building/structure dates: 1858 initial construction
Significance: It is a very prominent and intriguing part of the Casco Bay view from Portland's Fort Allen Park and Eastern Promenade, and so viewed by thousands every year. Architecturally it is an unchanged example of mid 19th century coastal fortifications.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Forts & Fortifications
Stone Buildings


Related Names
U.S.Army Corps Of Engineers
Casey
Smart, Col. Reuben Staples


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH FRONT, FROM THE NORTHEAST
2. NORTH FRONT, FROM THE NORTHWEST
3. EXTERIOR WALL, SHOWING GUN PORTS
4. PARADE GROUND, NORTH FACADE, ELEVATION
5. PARADE GROUND, NORTH FACADE, FROM THE SOUTHWEST
6. PARADE GROUND, JUNCTURE OF NORTH AND EAST FACADES
7. PARADE GROUND, EAST FACADE, FROM THE SOUTHWEST
8. PARADE GROUND, VIEW FROM THE SOUTHEAST, SHOWING SOUTHWEST, WEST AND NORTH FACADES
9. PARADE GROUND, SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST FACADES
10. INTERIOR, SALLY PORT
11. INTERIOR, PASSAGEWAY, VIEW 1
12. INTERIOR, PASSAGEWAY, VIEW 2
13. INTERIOR, PASSAGEWAY, VIEW 3
14. INTERIOR, ROOM, SHOWING FIREPLACE AND WINDOWS
15. DETAIL, NORTH FRONT, ENTRANCE
16. DETAIL, PARADE GROUND, STAIR TOWER
17. DETAIL, PARADE GROUND, ARCHED OPENINGS
18. DETAIL, PARADE GROUND, SOUTHEAST CORNER, STAIRS TO PARAPET
19. DETAIL, INTERIOR, STAIRS
20. DETAIL, INTERIOR, WINDOW
21. DETAIL, INTERIOR, BARREL VAULT
22. DETAIL, INTERIOR, GROIN VAULTING
23. Photocopy of photograph (source unknown) Photographer and date unknown AERIAL VIEW, FROM THE NORTH


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