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.
About This Item
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Bangor (Me.)--Fire, April 30, 1911
- Firefighting equipment--Maine--Bangor
- Fire fighters--Maine--Bangor
- Furniture stores--Maine--Bangor
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