Bath Town House Expenses Report, 1838

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This two-page report from the committee that supervised the construction of Bath's first town hall shows the depth of citizen involvement in the community, as well as the varied contractors and workmen involved in the construction. On land purchased from former governor William King, the town hall rose at a cost of $7448.16. The structure was designed with the thought of containing rentable space, in order to pay some of the building's maintenance expenses. Initially the upstairs contained most of the town offices and meeting space while the first floor held rented store space and a schoolroom. When not in official use, the town hall hosted theatrical performances and even the drill exercise of the Bath Light Infantry.

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  • Title: Bath Town House Expenses Report, 1838
  • Creator: Committee on the Expence of the Town House
  • Creation Date: 1838-03-23
  • Subject Date: 1838-03-23
  • Locations:
    • Town Hall, Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
    • Centre Street, Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 30.2 cm x 19.3 cm
  • Local Code: City of Bath
  • Collection: City of Bath
  • Object Type: Text

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