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Article focuses on the damage and planned recovery from the April 30, 1911, fire in Downtown Bangor. Article written by Fletcher Steele, one of the architects tasked with the post-fire recovery.

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Among the interesting reports that have been prepared on the subject of Civic Improvements during the last few years, the recommendations that were made for Bangor, Maine, are unique. On April 30, 1911, fifty-five acres, extending from the heart of the business district nearly to the outskirts of the city through a good residence district, was devastated by fire. One hundred business blocks, two hundred and eighty-five dwellings, the Library, High School, seven churches, and many magnificent trees, were swept away.

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Landscape Architecture


Bangor fire, Bangor fire of 1911, Warren H. Manning, Fletcher Steele

An Emergency Report for Bangor, Maine (article from Landscape Architecture)



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