Tenement House

Mansur Cropped
Mansir Photo dated 1912-1920

Tenement House, 1850-1919

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 apartments..  In 1919 the tenement housed Augusta’s burgeoning working class, particular 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.