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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

Document Type

Still Image

Call number of Original

114892C

Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives

Location

Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

Creation Date

6-15-1969

Format of Original

120mm gelatin silver negative

Description

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.

See this link for an aerial view of the Franklin Arterial and Franklin Towers, taken in 1969.

Photo published in the Maine Sunday Telegram, on 15 June 1969

An additional view of the building at the Additional Files download link, below.

115248B-1_WTM.JPG (3568 kB)
Franklin Towers : Maine Sunday Telegram, 21 SEP 1969

Keywords

Portland, Me., Bayside, Cumberland Avenue, Urban renewal

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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.