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This building is the first City Building, which was built in 1860 to house the town officers and their activities. Up to that point, town meetings and events had been held in other buildings or in private homes. The City Building housed offices, as well as a large auditorium named "City Hall" that was used for lectures and entertainment.
The First City Building was destroyed by fire on December 30, 1894. It was rebuilt less than a year later in the same location and still serves as City Hall .
Written on the bottom of the photo is "material pressed brick and dressed granite."
About This Item
- Title: City Buildings, Biddeford, ca. 1860
- Creation Date: circa 1860
- Subject Date: circa 1860
- Town: Biddeford
- County: York
- State: ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 38 cm x 28 cm
- Local Code: Photographs--OS--Large--Box 2
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Biddeford (Me.)--Views--Photographs
- City & town halls--Maine--Biddeford
- City Hall (Biddeford, Me.)--Photographs
- Municipal buildings--Maine--Biddeford
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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