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

Searsport House

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
Searsport House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
1. Searsport House Marker
Inscription. Searsport House was one of the best hotels to be found outside the larger cities, according to The Industrial Journal, Dec. 1909. Built in 1831, the original building was occupied as a private dwelling until 1835 when it was converted into a hotel. By 1873 the structure had been raised, another story placed under it, and a large commodious stable and carriage house added. It burned in 1892 and was rebuilt with 30 guest rooms, enjoying good patronage from the traveling public. In the summer months it was a favorite resort with tourists and summer boarders. Among the advantages offered were an artesian well and the "best of summer attractions" including boating, bathing, fishing, driving, salt water baths and a fine dining room. The photos show the hotel decorated for Independence Day and the stable at the rear.
 
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 44° 27.461′ N, 68° 55.606′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (Rt. US-1) and Pike Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street (Rt. US-1). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searsport ME 04974, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Searsport House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
2. Searsport House Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Raising the Flag (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Banking (within shouting distance of this marker); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Site of a Lumber Mill 1890 (about 500 feet away); Making a Living (about 600 feet away); Main Street, 1875 (about 600 feet away); Liberty Tree Memorial (about 700 feet away); Civil War Soldiers' Monument (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Searsport.
 
More about this marker. Marker #10 (of 17) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Searsport House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
3. Searsport House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 431 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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