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

Artillery Engineer Storehouse

Fort Williams

— 1899 - 1962 —

 
 
Artillery Engineer Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
1. Artillery Engineer Storehouse Marker
Inscription.  This building was constructed in 1914 by the Quartermaster Corps for use as the Artillery Engineer Storehouse of Fort Williams. The structure housed the tools, equipments, and supplies used by the artillery engineer in maintianing and repairing the large communications system which linked Fort Williams with the other forts guarding Portland Harbor. The storehouse was built of brick and concrete by local contractors to plans prepared by Quartermaster Corps architects in Washington, D.C. In 19129 the building was transferred to the quartermaster of the Fifth Infantry Regiment, garrisoned at Fort Williams during the 1920s and 1930s, and it was used as a storehouse for clothing, crockery, mess gear, rope, tents, and all the other goods supplied by the quartermaster. The building continued to be used as a quartermaster storehouse for the 240th Coast Artillery.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureForts and Castles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 43° 37.327′ N, 70° 12.731′ W. Marker is in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in Cumberland County
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. 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 Artillery Engineer Storehouse (here, next to this marker); Militia Storehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Militia 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); Battery Blair (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Field Officer's Quarters (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Field Officer's Quarters (about 500 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.
 
The Artillery Engineer Storehouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 11, 2021
2. The Artillery Engineer Storehouse
 
 
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 93 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 18, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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