Portland City Hall, Portland, 1909-1912

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Architecture commission for City of Portland at 389 Congress Street in Portland, ME, 1909–1912. The commission is associated with Carrere & Hastings Architects. This item is part of the Stevens Architects drawings and records collection.

This commission includes VanDyke prints which are mirror images produced in the process of creating blueprints.

The first city hall was first built on this site in 1862 to replace the 1825 city hall in Market Square. It was destroyed in the city's Great Fire of 1866. Rebuilt to a design by Francis H. Fassett, its replacement burned in 1908. This city hall was designed by New York City firm Carrere & Hastings, with local assistance provided by John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens. It was inspired by New York City Hall, and was considered by John M. Carrere to be one of his finest works.


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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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