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Union Wharf Building (19-22), Commercial Street, opposite foot of Union Street, Portland, Cumberland County, ME



B&W Photos

HB629259
Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 View From Southwest

HB629260
Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 View From Southeast

HB629261
Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 Hoist Wheel In North Attic


Data Pages


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Item Title


Location
opposite foot of Union Street, Portland, ME

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS ME-114
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-54).
Building/structure dates: 1794 initial construction
Significance: Union Wharf, probably the oldest commercial wharf in Portland, has a wharf street with flanking building complexes. Building (19-22), part of east group, is composed of what were originally four warehouses leased from the proprietors for rum and molasses storage. Construction details and wooden hoist machinery are of particular interest.

Subjects
War (War Of 1812)
"Mission 66" Program
Warehouses


Related Names
W.H. Shurtleff Salt Company


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 VIEW FROM SOUTHWEST
2. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST
3. Historic American Buildings Survey Gerda Peterich, Photographer September 1962 HOIST WHEEL IN NORTH ATTIC


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