Water District weathervane, Portland, ca. 1928

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This is a photo of the weathervane that stands on top of the copper tower on the Portland Water District's Douglass Street facility, taken shortly after its 1928 opening.

The Douglass Street facility was designed by architects John Calvin Stevens and his son John Howard Stevens. It was the architects' intent to combine art with industry.

The weathervane was designed to replicate a photograph of the first street sprinkler (watering cart) in Portland and was cast in bronze. The weathervane and copper tower it sits on were put in place by Portland roofers J. E. Brady & Son.

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About This Item

  • Title: Water District weathervane, Portland, ca. 1928
  • Creator: Portland Water District
  • Creation Date: circa 1928
  • Subject Date: circa 1928
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 17.75 cm
  • Local Code: L1-15
  • Object Type: Image

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Portland Water District
225 Douglass St., Portland, ME 04104
(207) 523-5266

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