—The Museum in the Streets —
Edgar F. Hanson's mansion, across the street from the park, was a showplace at the city's southern entrance from 1892 until 1923, when it was destroyed by fire. Hanson, flamboyant and outspoken, served as a ten-term mayor. He was a manager of Dana's Sarsaparilla Co., a newspaper publisher, and a proponent of the building of the SS Belfast (panel #30).
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 8.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 44° 24.906′ N, 68° 59.782′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on High Street
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The James P. White House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belfast Historian's Home (approx. 0.6 miles away); Regal Passenger Steamer (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War Hero (approx. 0.8 miles away); Education First and Foremost (approx. 0.8 miles away); Five-Masted Beauty (approx. 0.8 miles away); On this site (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Oldest Manufacturer (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belfast.
More about this marker. Marker #8 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
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