The 9 oldest buildings still standing in Bangor

There are a lot of old buildings in Bangor. As anyone who’s been house-hunting in the area will tell you: it’s nearly as easy to find a house that was built in the 19th century as it is to find one that was built in the 20th.

Bangor’s oldest houses are not as old as the oldest buildings in Maine. That distinction goes to a number of structures in the far southern Maine towns of York, Wells and Kittery, some of which date as early as the 17th century.

We wanted to find what buildings in Bangor ranked as the oldest, however, and we were surprised to find that they’re all single-family or multi-unit homes, a few of which date to the 1700s. There are a number of commercial, religious or educational buildings that date to the 1820s, but there are houses that are much older than that, scattered throughout the city.

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