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Fort McKinley, Meteorological Station, East side of Weymouth Way, approximately 225 feet , Portland, Cumberland County, ME



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Item Title
BWPhotos 319864

Location
approximately 225 feet, Portland, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
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.

Subjects
Military Art & Science
Defense Industry
Meteorology


Related Names
Beard, Christine S., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

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