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

Downtown Main Street

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
Downtown Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
1. Downtown Main Street Marker
Inscription. The Downtown Historic District is recognized as a 19th century architectural gem that is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Main Street provided an early route through the dense forests, allowing the farmers and woodsmen to bring their goods from the outlying regions to the merchants and waiting ships. The neo-Gothic Belfast National Bank (right) built in 1879, and its new bank offices built in 1909 across the street are two of Belfast's most recognized buildings. Note the awnings, diagonal parking and tangle of power poles and lines criss-crossing the street. The traffic "dummy" (center) helped vehicles navigate safely through the six-way intersection until 1984, when it was removed during a downtown revitalization project.
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Location. 44° 25.524′ N, 69° 0.449′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Church Street. Click for map. This marker can be seen from the parking lot in front of the post office. The #12 marker in the series (Post Office Square) is on the other side
Downtown Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, September 1, 2012
2. Downtown Main Street Marker
of this marker, facing the street. 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. Post Office Square (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 #13 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Downtown Main Street image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
3. Downtown Main Street
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 4 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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