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John Martin: Expert Observer - Design for rustic fence, gate, Bangor, 1867

… of what he saw as the ideal gates and fences for different locales and purposes. This is "Gate No 1 and two patterns for rustic fence." Martin…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Barnyard gate design, Bangor, 1867

… noted, "I have represented a 5 foot tight bound fence for a yard this is convenient for fowles but is unhealthy for cattle and more so for sheep.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Gate no 2 design, Bangor, 1867

… shopkeeper in Bangor, drew a series of gate and fence designs in his "Scrap Book No 3" that he began writing and illustrating in 1867.

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin gate design, Bangor, 1867

… of Bangor designed a series of gates and fences appropriate for different uses. Gate no 6, he wrote on page 13 of his "Scrap Book No 3," "is…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - Division Street School, Bangor, 1865

… with yellow curtains The wood shed & out house fence Rough boards no paint Resivoir scuttles cast iron set in granit square blocks." View…

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John Martin: Expert Observer - John Martin store, Center Street, Bangor, 1862

… ragged clothes sitting on the high ways by the fences and sketching churches and various buildings on a roll of paper laid across his knees I found…

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Farmington: Franklin County's Shiretown - Farmington Public Library, 1916

Notice the unpaved street, the wooden fences, and the elm trees, which have long since been removed, due to the Dutch elm disease, which was…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

A solid board fence screened the side yard that led to the rear entrance to the house through the ell and the garden.

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The Wadsworth-Longfellow House, 1786-1960

A new fence was built in 1908 – the same year that Keith’s Theater opened in the Preble House hotel to the east of the house.

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Life on a Tidal River - Fifth Street Junior High School, Bangor, ca. 1940

… High School is surrounded by walks, a cyclone fence, shrubs, vines, and trees. Approximately 2,000 feet of concrete walks were constructed in front…

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Thomaston: The Town that Went to Sea - The Mall on West Main Street

It was later set off by fencing and lined with trees by William Keith and other civic-minded citizens, and has since been known as the Mall on West…

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Home: The Wadsworth-Longfellow House and Portland - The House, 1786-1960

Outbuildings disappeared, the fence and surrounding trees and other plantings changed. Gradually, the house was no longer in a rural setting.