Portland City Hall (Maine)

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Portland City Hall
City Hall, Portland, ME.jpg
City Hall on a Post Card in 1910
Portland City Hall (Maine) is located in Maine
Portland City Hall (Maine)
Location 389 Congress St., Portland, Maine
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Built 1909
Architect Carrere & Hastings
Architectural style No Style Listed
NRHP Reference # 73000119
Added to NRHP 1973[1]

The Portland City Hall is the center of city government in Portland, Maine. The structure was built in 1909 and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.

History

During the Portland Rum Riot on June 2, 1855, opponents of the state's Prohibition law stormed City Hall because they thought Mayor Neal Dow was keeping liquor in the basement.[2] Newspapers reported that Dow ordered rioters to be fired upon, killing one and wounding seven.[2]

References

  1. Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 Bouchard, Kelley (2 October 2011). "When Maine went dry". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 4 January 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Portland City Hall at night in September 2011.
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View of the Portland City Hall circa 1910