Fort McKinley, South Fork Telephone Switchboard Building, South side of Weymouth Way, approximately 100 feet, Portland, Cumberland County, ME
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approximately 100 feet, Portland, ME
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER ME-59-H
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 South Fort Telephone Switchboard Building is one of two such buildings constructed at Fort McKinley in the early twentieth century to assist in controlling gun fire from the batteries.
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