Fort McKinley, South Fork Latrine, West side of East Side Drive, approximately 225 fe, Portland, Cumberland County, ME
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approximately 225 fe, Portland, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ME-59-F
Building/structure dates: 1909 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 South Fork Latrine is one of two identical buildings constructed at the fort. It is the only non-tactical structure located in the eastern portion of the South Fork.
Military Art & Science
Beard, Christine S., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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