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Property Name Saco Central Fire Station (former)
Reference Number 13000168
State Maine
County York
Town Saco
Street Address 14 Thornton Avenue, Saco, ME
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 04/16/2013
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The Saco, Maine Central Fire Station, built with federal Public Works Administration funding in 1938, is eligible for the National Register of Historic Places at the local level of significance under Criterion A: Community Planning and Development, and Politics/Government. It represents efforts by the local city government to provide modern and efficient fire protection services to their community, as required under the city charter and ordinances. The undertaking was accomplished with assistance from one of the several innovative federal work relief programs developed in the 1930s by the Roosevelt Administration in response to massive unemployment during the Great Depression. The period of significance begins in 1938, when the Central Fire Station was designed and built, and continues until 1963.


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