Oil tank car fire, Kennebec Street, Portland, ca. 1935

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Oil tank car fire, Kennebec Street, Portland, ca. 1935

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Firefighters battled a blaze from what appears to be an oil tank railway car. The "Tydol" gas sign, from the Standard Oil of NY station at 157 Kennebec Street, and the General Tires CE Noyes billboard, at 195 Forest Avenue, locates this scene near the intersection of Kennebec and Forest.

This area of Portland housed a number of automotive, tire, and filling station businesses as well as residential units.

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  • Title: Oil tank car fire, Kennebec Street, Portland, ca. 1935
  • Creation Date: circa 1935
  • Subject Date: circa 1935
  • Location: Kennebec Street, Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 10.2 cm x 12.7 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1949, 2005.061.3138.1
  • Collection: Portland Press Herald glass negative collection
  • Object Type: Image

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