Fire alarm building, South Portland, ca. 1950

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


The building on O'Neil Street housed the South Portland Fire Deparment alarm equipment and air tanks to operate the whistle from 1916-1924.

It later became the South Portland Department of Public Works.

The department bought the whistle second-hand from the Portland Gas Light Co. and first installed it at a railway power house at Knightville in 1901.

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  • Title: Fire alarm building, South Portland, ca. 1950
  • Creator: Portland Evening Express
  • Creation Date: circa 1950
  • Subject Date: circa 1950
  • Location: South Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 25 cm x 19 cm
  • Local Code: Photographs -- South Portland -- Fire Department
  • Object Type: Image

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