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

Education First and Foremost

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
Education First and Foremost Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
1. Education First and Foremost Marker
Inscription. The Original Town Hall (left) and Academy (right) were both built in the early 1800s on the Town Common and served as schools into the 20th century. As student enrollment increased, the buildings became over-crowded and out-dated (photo c. 1900). The school committee, recognizing the need for improved facilities, voted to build a new school and in August of 1923 construction of the William G. Crosby School began.

Inset:
The new school was named for Crosby, who served as Maine Governor (1853 & 1854). It was fully funded with contributions from the community, the City, and Crosby's wealthy granddaughter Anne Crosby Johnson. Belfast Area High School, a consolidated school, replaced Crosby in 1965. Movie buffs may recognize the school from the 1957 movie "Peyton Place."
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 10.)
 
Location. 44° 25.46′ N, 69° 0.354′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Miller Street, on the left when traveling west on Church Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other

Education First and Foremost Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
2. Education First and Foremost Marker
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Hero (within shouting distance of this marker); First Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Benevolent Bequest (about 400 feet away); The Opera House (about 500 feet away); Post Office Square (about 600 feet away); Downtown Main Street (about 600 feet away); The Windsor Hotel (about 700 feet away); Main and High (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #10 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Education
 
William G. Crosby School image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
3. William G. Crosby School
William G. Crosby School image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
4. William G. Crosby School
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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