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Pickering Square Fire, Bangor, 1891

Contributed by Bangor Public Library

A fire in Pickering Square on 29 March 1891. The fire, which was especially fierce as it burned the finishing and upholstery building of the G.W. Merrill Furniture Co., caused some $8,000 in damage. In this picture the steam pumper is supplying water to the hoses. The fire department applied eighteen hoses to the buildings--newspapers reported that it was widely believed that if the fire had succeeded in spreading it would have endangered the entire business district.

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  • Title: Pickering Square Fire, Bangor, 1891
  • Creation Date: 1891-03-29
  • Subject Date: 1891-03-29
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 10.5 cm x 13.5 cm
  • Collection: Vickery Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-8336
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