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The Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds to which was referred the bill of the Senate (S. 2055) to provide for the erection of a public building at Bangor, Me., respectfully reports the same with the recommendation that the bill do pass. In the disastrous fire of April 30 of this year the Federal building at Bangor was destroyed with many other building of a large section of the city. So widespread was the disaster that adequate quarters can not be found even for the temporary accommodation of the Federal offices located in that city, which include the post office, the United States courts, the custom and internal-revenue service, the steamboat-inspection service, pension examiner, marine surgeon, and recruiting office. The post office is housed at present in the Y. M. C. A. building and the custom offices are located on the third floor of a dry goods store with no vault protection.

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Bangor fire, Bangor fire of 1911, Bangor Maine, Bangor Maine Post Office, Bangor Maine Customhouse


Details that the United States House of Representatives does not recommend that the Federal Building in Bangor be rebuilt, following destruction for fire on April 30, 1911, on its previous site. The House states a future site could be purchased for $125,000 and construction of a new building would cost $300,000.

Public Building at Bangor, Maine: August 7, 1911



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