Fragment, Old Second Parish Church bell, Portland, 1866

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The Portland fire of July 4, 1866 burned across a wide swath of Portland destroying 1,800 buildings and leaving 10,000 people homeless.

The bell of the Second Parish Church on Middle Street became so hot that it melted into globular chunks of bronze.

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About This Item

  • Title: Fragment, Old Second Parish Church bell, Portland, 1866
  • Creation Date: circa 1866
  • Subject Date: 1866-07-04
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Bronze
  • Dimensions: 5 cm x 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm
  • Local Code: 1941*
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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