Model of the Portland Observatory, ca. 1905

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


This model of the Portland Observatory has the following note on the bottom: "Made by [ ] Wescott Jr. Finished 1906. Made out of Shingles from the old Observatory. The shingles was 98 years old."

The Portland Observatory, built on Munjoy Hill in 1807, was created to observe and "signalize" ships to speed loading and unloading.

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  • Title: Model of the Portland Observatory, ca. 1905
  • Creator: Wescott
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Painted wood
  • Local Code: 4189*a
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

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