Fort Gorges

E of Portland on Hog Island, Portland Harbor, Portland, Maine

Photos 

NORTH FRONT, FROM THE NORTHEAST

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

It is a very prominent and intriguing part of the Casco Bay view from Portland's Fort Allen Park and Eastern Promenade, and so viewed by thousands every year. Architecturally it is an unchanged example of mid 19th century coastal fortifications. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 28, 1973
Reference number
73000114
Areas of significance
Military; Engineering
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Structure
Historic functions
Single dwelling; Fortification
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant years
1858; 1864

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

Sources