Sagadahoc County Courthouse, Bath, ca. 1905

Contributed by Patten Free Library


The Sagadahoc County Courthouse in Bath was designed by Francis H. Fassett and constructed by Couillard & Coombs, contractors for the foundation and basement; Reed & Nichols, contractors for the stone and masonry work; and Cyril H. Hartwell & Co., contractors for the joinery.

Some fifteen years after the creation of Sagadahoc County in 1854, the courthouse was dedicated on August 18, 1869, with an address by the Honorable Henry Tallman, a Bath native and Judge of the Bath Municipal Court. Tallman also served as the State Attorney General from 1849 to 1853.

Before the building's construction at a cost of about $68,000, the county rented space within the City Hall on Centre Street.

The image shows the iron fence that was part of the original construction for the Courthouse, as well as the bell in the belfry. Neither element survived into the latter part of the 20th century.

This unused black-and-white postcard with its undivided back was published by the Five and Ten Cent Bazaar.

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  • Title: Sagadahoc County Courthouse, Bath, ca. 1905
  • Creator: Five and Ten Cent Bazaar
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Locations:
    • Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 8.9 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: Private Collection OM
  • Collection: Private collection
  • Object Type: Image

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