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Fort Knox

Prospect, Maine
County of Waldo.
On U.S. 1 near Prospect
National Register Number: 69000023
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: ME-2 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: State Historic Site..

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 30, 1970):
Constructed between 1844 and 1864 by master craftsmen and never fully completed, this is an unaltered example of a large mid-19th century granite coastal fortification. It is also New England's finest unmodified specimen of military architecture of the period.

Condition:
Masonry repair, or the need of it, has been an issue for some time.

The Friends of Fort Knox are funding emergency masonry repairs at Fort Knox.


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