European and North American Railroad Western Depot, Bangor, 1904

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Description

The European and North American Railroad station on Exchange Street, also known as the Western Depot, began as the French Block, a building subdivided for a variety of businesses. George W. Orff was engaged to drastically remodel the building as a train station in 1872, adding waiting rooms, luggage rooms, ticket offices, and amenities. This new building burned in 1874, and Orff was likely engaged in its remodeling, which resulted in the building pictured: the mansard roof and covered platform were added at this time. Harking back to the building's business history, part of the second floor appears to have been let to an employment agency. When the E & N.A. dissolved, the station was bought by Maine Central, and later demolished and replaced with Union Station in 1906.

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About This Item

  • Title: European and North American Railroad Western Depot, Bangor, 1904
  • Creator: Whipple, Leyland
  • Creation Date: 1904
  • Subject Date: 1904
  • Town: Bangor
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Lantern slide
  • Dimensions: 7 cm x 8 cm
  • Collection: Whipple Lantern Slide Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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