Recreation Building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947
Contributed by National Archives at Boston
This cottage on Little Chebeague Island was built about 1903 for Joseph B. Reed of Portland, one of the founders of the Waldo Company and owner of the Waldo Hotel on the island during the late 19th century. The design is attributed to Portland architect Antoine Dorticos.
The cottage was used by the Navy, which had a large presence in Casco Bay during World War II, from about 1943-1946 as headquarters for the Fleet Recreation Center on the island. In 2010 only ruins remained.
A post-war appraisal described the cottage as "Bldg. No. 1 Recreation Bldg; 2 1/2 stories, 16,374 cu. ft., with wooden frame, masonry post, shingle side wall and roof, plastered."
- Title: Recreation Building, Little Chebeague Island, 1947
- Creator: Swan, Clifford
- Creation Date: 1947-10-11
- Subject Date: 1947-10-11
- Town: Little Chebeague Island
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME
- Media: photograph
- Dimensions (cm): 7.6 x 13.3
- Local Code: ARC #607653, Box 30, 23/06/09-6
- Collection: Record Group 270: Records of the War Assets Administration; Real Property Disposal Case Files
- Object Type: Image
For more information about this item, contact:
National Archives at Boston
380 Trapelo Road, Waltham, MA 02452
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LC Subject Headings
Schools--Maine--Litte Chebeague Island
Casco Bay (Me.)
Little Chebeague Island (Me.)
Buildings--Maine--Little Chebeague Island
Military training--Maine--Little Chebeague Island
Military bases, American
Fire prevention--Study and teaching--Maine
United States. Navy.
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