Union Wharf Building (19-22), Commercial Street, opposite foot of Union Street, Portland, Cumberland County, ME
opposite foot of Union Street, Portland, ME
Find maps of Portland, ME
Documentation compiled after 1933.
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.
War (War Of 1812)
"Mission 66" Program
W.H. Shurtleff Salt Company
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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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