Barracks in Togus, Chelsea, 1900

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Architecture commission for Eastern Branch N.H.D.V.S. at an unknown address in Chelsea, ME, 1900–1935. The commission is associated with John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects. This item is part of the Stevens Architects drawings and records collection.

Other addresses include an unknown address in Eastport, ME.

Togus, formally known as the Togus VA Medical Center, is a facility operated by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs in Chelsea, Maine. The facility was built as a resort hotel, and housed Union veterans of the American Civil War prior to being converted to a veterans hospital. It was the first veterans facility developed by the United States government. Two hundred veterans were living at Togus during the summer of 1867, and a new barracks, hospital, and chapel were under construction.

This commission also includes 31 drawings for the Passamaquoddy bay tidal power development permanent residences (1935).

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