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One hundred and seventy years ago the Kennebec Arsenal was established in Augusta to protect Maine's new capital and its northeastern frontier. The Arsenal fulfilled its military mission from 1827 until 1905. That year the Federal government deeded the property to the State of Maine to become part of the Augusta Mental Health Institute. For the past nine decades, the Arsenal's buildings and grounds have served the needs of the hospital's patients and staff. Now, in 1997, Augusta's bicentennial year, the state and the city are examining new uses for this historic facility. To assist in this process, the Kennebec Historical Society, the Augusta Historic Preservation Commission, and the Maine Historic Preservation Commission have prepared the following study of the Arsenal's history and architecture to provide vital background information to both policy makers and the public. It is our hope that decisions about the future of the Kennebec Arsenal will be guided by a fuller knowledge of its rich and distinguished past.



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