Aerial view of Maine Medical Center parking garage construction, Portland, 1972

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Aerial view of Maine Medical Center parking garage construction, Portland, 1972

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The original Maine General Hospital building and expanded modern Maine Medical Center complex dominated the skyline of the West End neighborhood. The original central building was constructed in 1876, the second pavilion (south wing) was added in 1892, the Private Pavilion (attached to the north side of the original building) was added in 1931, followed by the 1956 Pavilion and the parking lot over the drained reservoir on Bramhall Street. The Richards Wing was the biggest addition at the time and dominated the western side of the campus.

Before 1960s, there were no parking garages and the plateau area behind the hospital buildings was used for parking. As the hospital expanded, parking in the neighborhood had become scarce, so the Bramhall Reservoir was leased and then purchased the property to alleviate parking issues. For Maine Medical Center employees, there was a parking lot on St. John Street. This was in the area where the old Union Station was located prior to its demolition as part of the national Urban Renewal Project.

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About This Item

  • Title: Aerial view of Maine Medical Center parking garage construction, Portland, 1972
  • Creator: Maine Medical Center
  • Creation Date: 1972
  • Subject Date: 1972
  • Local Name: West End
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: photographic print
  • Dimensions: 20.3 cm x 25.4 cm
  • Local Code: P01.15.15
  • Collection: Maine Medical Center Photographs
  • Object Type: Image

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Maine Medical Center Archives
22 Bramhall Street, Portland, ME 04102
(207) 662-4084
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