22 Time & Temperature Building on Congress Street in Portland, Maine

There often seems to be one or two buildings in a city that a visitor walks by without a passing glance yet locals consider iconic. This is the case with the Time & Temperature Building. The façade is nice but not extraordinary. The former Chapman Building is not historic – it was built in 1924. Nor is it the tallest – it ranks third at 173 feet. So, what makes it endearing? Above the 14th story is a huge eggcrate screen with incandescent light bulbs. They have displayed the time and temperature almost non-stop since 1964.


477 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101


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