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

Post Office Square

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
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By James True, May 29, 2012
1. Post Office Square Marker
Inscription. The Post Office and Customs House was built in 1857. Until then offices were housed in various businesses around town. The building still has many original features, including ornate fireplaces and iron fireproof shutters. Post Office Square became a central gathering place for Fourth of July celebrations, orations and parades. The Crosby Inn, seen behind the Post Office, was built by a group of investors in 1889. On the bitterly cold night of January 4, 1896 the inn was destroyed by fire when the fire department was stymied by water pipes plugged by ice and mud. There were 65 sleeping rooms with all the "modern" improvements of the day.

Inset:
In 1903, Belfast celebrated 50 years as a city. Old Home Week drew hundreds of visitors, and downtown storefronts were festooned with flags and bunting.
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Postal Mail and Philately marker series.
 
Location. 44° 25.524′ N, 69° 0.449′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Main Street on
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By James True, May 29, 2012
2. Post Office Square Marker
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 markers are within walking distance of this marker. Downtown Main Street (here, next to this marker); The Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Belfast City Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Church (about 300 feet away); The Belfast Historical Society Museum (about 400 feet away); Main and High (about 400 feet away); The Silver Screen (about 400 feet away); The Windsor Hotel (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #12 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Post Office Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
3. Post Office Square Marker
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By James True, May 29, 2012
4. Post Office Square
<i>Belfast, Me., Post Office and Custom House image. Click for full size.
Postcard by the Hugh C. Leighton, Co., Manufacturers, circa 1909
5. Belfast, Me., Post Office and Custom House
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey.   5. submitted on . • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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