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John Martin: Expert Observer

Bangor High School, Abbott Square, 1865

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Bangor High School, Abbott Square, 1865
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Description

Noted Bangor architect Benjamin Deane (1790-1867) designed the high school building, at right, which was built in 1852 on what was known as the Bruce Lot.

John Martin (1823-1904), in an account of his life and activities that he began writing and illustrating in 1864, included this drawing on page 619.

The building at left is the girls' school. It was built in 1849.

Martin wrote of the schools, "it was the intention to not be out done by any buildings in the State for convenience and comfort as well as elegance in structure outside and the laying out of the grounds."

His journal describes the school exteriors and interiors in detail.

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