James F. Doughty School – Bangor ME

Project type: Education and Health, Schools
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Description

Original name was the Fifth Street Junior High School

“The two new junior high schools in Bangor were built and equipped at the cost of $740,000. Every cent of this was paid by the W.P.A. (Works Projects Administration) City Manager Wallace designed the two school grounds.

The new Fifth Street Junior High School is surrounded by walks, a cyclone fence, shrubs, vines, and trees. Approximately 2,000 feet of concrete walks were constructed in front of the both new Junior High Schools in Bangor. There is a tarred driveway encircling the building with a parking area at each end. Over 1 1/3 miles surrounds each playground area of the schools. Approximately 6,300 shrubs and vines were planted around the two schools. 110 specimen evergreen trees were also set out. The total costs of the playgrounds, athletic fields, roads, sidewalks, lawns, fences, parking areas, etc. cost approximately $80,000. The contractor and the Public Works Department in Bangor did the work.”

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Maine Memory Network

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on December 16, 2015.

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Location Info


143 5th St
Bangor, ME 04401

Coordinates: 44.797429, -68.784006

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