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Portland Press Herald Still-Film Negatives Collection

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Still Image

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Contributing Institution

Portland Public Library Special Collections & Archives


Portland, Cumberland, Maine, USA

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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).

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


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


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In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted.