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Cape Elizabeth in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Militia Storehouse

Fort Williams

— 1899 - 1962 —

 
 
Militia Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Militia Storehouse Marker
Inscription.  The Militia Storehouse was built in 1915 by the Quartermaster Corps and was assigned to the Maine National Guard. The concrete building was used by the 240th Coast Artillery Regiment for storage of tents, bunks, and other equipment required during its annual summer encampment at Fort Williams. Originally the regiment camped on the parade ground and at other sites, but in the 1930s the area behind the storehouse was designated as the National Guard Camp, and the WPA constructed a series of wooden buildings to serve as headquarters, mess halls, and latrines, and built scores of cement slabs upon which tents were erected for the use of the guardsmen. The name of this building was changed to National Guard Storehouse in 1939, shortly before the 240th Coast Artillery was called to active duty to garrison Fort Williams and the other forts defending Portland Harbor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkForts and CastlesWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1915.
 
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43° 37.324′ N, 70° 12.75′ W. Marker is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Shore Road south of Littlejohn Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 95 Humphreys Rd, Cape Elizabeth ME 04107, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Militia Storehouse (here, next to this marker); Artillery Engineer Storehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Artillery Engineer Storehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Gun Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Gun Shed (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Field Officer's Quarters (about 400 feet away); Battery Blair (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cape Elizabeth.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. These markers have identical information although both have been included due to the differences in subtitles.
 
Militia Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
2. Militia Storehouse Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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