Tenement House, 1850-1920
In the mid-1850s, the Howard family descendants moved out of the old garrison building, and it became a tenement. The garrison was split up into up to eight tenement apartments to house Augusta’s burgeoning working class, particularly those that worked in the Mills of Augusta and Hallowell. The Fort was mentioned often in the Kennebec Journal and was considered the “mean” part of town.
Mansir Photo dated 1912-1920