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Searsport in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Main Street, 1875

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
Main Street, 1875 Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
1. Main Street, 1875 Marker
Inscription. When Searsport was incorporated in 1845, Main Street consisted of 2 rows of shops and homes. The first brick building, Leach Block, built in 1834, is in center right of the photograph. To the left of that building is the tall three story structure built in 1849 known as the Smart Block. It appears that the people on the street are looking at the horse and buggy rounding the corner, perhaps too sharply, with a wheel collapsing. Standing on this corner today we can imagine the sound of footsteps on the wooden sidewalk, the dust or mud of the gravel road and the pungent odor of the horses, and believe we have returned to 1875.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community. (Marker Number 6.)
 
Location. 44° 27.524′ N, 68° 55.498′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on East Main Street (Rt. US-1) east of Leach Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searsport ME 04974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Making a Living (a few steps from this marker); Liberty Tree Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker);
Main Street image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
2. Main Street
Main Street as it appears today
Civil War Soldiers' Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Banking (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Raising the Flag (about 400 feet away); Union Hall (about 400 feet away); Searsport House (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Searsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker #6 (of 17) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 374 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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