|The Hayford property at Hammond and Franklin|
Photo: Courtesy of Dick Shaw via Bangor Daily News
The property in the photo was a topic of discussion among some. Owned by the Hayford Estate, a wealthy family of the former Mayor, the property had already had a shed burn and people were nervous about the remainder. The Hayford family responded by moving in a couple of sons of the family so it would be secured as a residence. It didn't work. The buildings were torn down, eventually, and replaced.
That corner became the home of the District Court which is now the U S Post Office, the court having moved to new digs in 2012.
I should note that the City of Bangor is once again in the process of tearing down firetraps. There's a cycle you know.
Read more: http://bangordailynews.com/2014/12/21/living/downtown-fire-traps-eye-sores-bothered-bangoreans/