Fort McKinley, Meteorological Station, East side of Weymouth Way, approximately 225 feet , Portland, Cumberland County, ME
approximately 225 feet, Portland, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ME-59-I
Building/structure dates: 1908 initial construction
Significance: Fort McKinley attains significance as the largest of Portland Harbor's five military complexes built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The fort protected Maine's principal city with one of the most well-defended harbors in the country. The Meteorological Station is one of several surviving early 20th century tactical buildings.
Military Art & Science
Beard, Christine S., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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