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In accordand with office telegram of May 6, 1911, directing a report of the fire damage to the United State Post Office and customhouse, Bangor, Me., I have to submit that the building and contents, with exception of foundation and heating plant, is a total loss. If reconstruction is contemplated on the present site the alls will have to be taken down to grade level. On the east and north sides, where the fire was most severe, the granite facing is spawled off almost to the backing, and likewise at openings on the south and west sides. The original building, built in 1856, was extended to the south in 1869 and the the north in 1904.

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


Provides a transcript of the testimony of Charles W. Mullen, Mayor of Bangor, P.H. Coombs, City Engineer of Bangor, A.R. Day, Collector of Customs for Bangor, Charles F. Johnson, United States Senator from Maine, and others concerning a need for and potential locations for a new post office and customhouse in Bangor following the Bangor fire of April 1911.

Hearings Before the Subcommittee No.2 of the Public Buildings and Grounds Committee, House of Representatives, Friday, May 12, 1911 on H.R. 8766 (by Mr. Guernsey) Providing for the Purchase of a Site and the Erection of a Building Thereon at Bangor, Maine



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