Contributed by Bangor Public Library
Bangor's Union Station was built in 1906-'07 and designed by Henry B. Fletcher. During its construction, Bangor's two other stations remained operational.
Built at the end of Exchange Street, it was the largest station in Maine, with, as Deborah Thompson noted, a "palatial degree of comfort and opulence."
The tower measured 130 feet, including an 11 foot finial, and the station featured several waiting rooms, a smoking lounge, serving and dining rooms large enough to accommodate what the architectural proposal termed "an elaborate culinary department," a parcel room, telegraph office, barbershop, numerous offices for railroad officials, and state-of-the-art lighting, heat, and toilets.
The station was finally demolished during the Urban Renewal of the 1960s.
About This Item
- Title: Union Station, Bangor, ca. 1910
- Creation Date: circa 1910
- Subject Date: circa 1910
- Town: Bangor
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Offset Photo; postcard
- Dimensions: 8.7 cm x 14 cm
- Collection: Vickery Post Card Collection
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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