Broad Street fire, Bangor, 1911

Contributed by Bangor Public Library


This is the area where the Bangor Fire started on April 30, 1911, in a hayshed belonging to J. Frank Green on lower Broad Street. It is theorized that participants in an impromptu poker game dropped a cigarette and started the blaze in the afternoon. The fire quickly lept over the Kenduskeag Stream and wreaked havoc downtown throughout the evening. "View from Railroad Bridge" is written on the image.

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  • Title: Broad Street fire, Bangor, 1911
  • Creator: Leyland Whipple
  • Creation Date: 1911-04-30
  • Subject Date: 1911-04-30
  • Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Lantern slide
  • Dimensions: 6.8 cm x 7.5 cm
  • Local Code: Whipple #16
  • Collection: Whipple Lantern Slide Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-8336

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