M.C.R.R. Station and Draw Bridge, Bangor, ca. 1910

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In this postcard scene, passengers walk over the drawbridge over the Kenduskeag Stream next to the Maine Central Railroad's Union Station in Bangor. A ship's mast can be seen approaching the bridge, but it must wait for the rail inspector on his 'bicycle' to pass. When the station, designed by Henry B. Fletcher, was built in 1906, it was a luxurious point of arrival or departure, featuring indoor water closets, a lavish dining room, smoking room for gentlemen, and a telegram and parcel offices. The train house, with a distinctive sloped roof, is in the background, and the old toll bridge across the Penobscot is visible to the far right.

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  • Title: M.C.R.R. Station and Draw Bridge, Bangor, ca. 1910
  • Creator: James F. Snow
  • Creation Date: circa 1910
  • Subject Date: circa 1910
  • Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Offset Photo Postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.6 cm x 13.8 cm
  • Collection: Vickery Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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Bangor Public Library
145 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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