View of Bangor and Kenduskeag Stream, ca. 1870

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View of Bangor and Kenduskeag Stream, ca. 1870

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This view of Bangor shows the Kenduskeag crossed by Franklin Street. Norumbega Hall, built in 1854 by William G. Morse, occupies an island in the middle of the stream, and the Franklin House is the large structure with the mansard roof in the middleground.

Many of Bangor's churches are visible, their steeples dominating the skyline. From left to right: St John's Episcopal Church, 1844-46, Nathan B. Wiggin; an unidentified steeple; the steeple of the First Baptist Church, 1828-29, probably by Charles G. Bryant, superimposed against the double steeples of the Universalist Church, 1860-62, Harvey Graves, architect; the steeple-less old Universalist Church, later turned into a building for the Joseph O'B. Darling & Co. boot and shoe factory; the Central Congregational Church, 1853, Harvey Graves architect, the Union Street Methodist Episcopal Church in the background, 1854-55, Harvey Graves architect.

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  • Title: View of Bangor and Kenduskeag Stream, ca. 1870
  • Creator: Trask, M. G.
  • Creation Date: circa 1870
  • Subject Date: circa 1870
  • Location: Bangor, Penobscot County, ME
  • Media: Stereograph
  • Dimensions: 8.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Collection: Vickery Stereo Photograph Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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