Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection
Call number of Original
Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives
Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA
Format of Original
120mm gelatin silver negative
Full exterior view of the Franklin Towers apartment building, 211 Cumberland Avenue, from southeast. The 16-storey building was constructed from 1967-1969, on the north side of Cumberland Avenue between Wilmot Street and Franklin Arterial (the widened Franklin Street). See this link for a 1964 view of the block replaced by Franklin Towers. The building is the tallest in Maine, at 175 feet, and is managed by the Portland Housing Authority. The building was designed by John H. Leasure (of the architectural firm Leasure, Tuttle, and Lee) who also designed the South Portland Public Library (1966), and the downtown Portland Holiday Inn (1972).
Photo published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 15 June 1969
An additional view of the building at the Additional Files download link, below.
"Franklin Towers, 1969" (1969). Businesses & Buildings - Portland Press Herald Still Film Negatives. 573.
Portland, Me., Bayside, Cumberland Avenue, Urban renewal