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

Stylish Lodging

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
Stylish Lodging Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
1. Stylish Lodging Marker
Inscription. The Thomas Whittier house was built in 1803 as both a house and tavern. It was long considered the finest inn in eastern Maine, popular for drinking, dining and dancing. Famous for the abundant produce from her gardens, Whittier's wife was known as "Lady Bountiful." At the close of the War of 1812, the Whittier Tavern was the site of a grand ball hosted by the British general whose troops had occupied Belfast. In 1839, the building was purchased by Judge Alfred Johnson as his home. For the next 117 years the house was known to generations of the Johnson family as "The Homestead."

Inset:
The villa style house to the right was built in 1859 by Charles B. Hazeltine who made his fortune supplying California '49ers during the gold rush. Wealthy at age 26, Hazeltine remained active in the family shipping business upon his return to Belfast.
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 18.)
 
Location. 44° 25.638′ N, 69° 0.616′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on High Street just south of Primrose Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Stylish Lodging Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 30, 2012
2. Stylish Lodging Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Mayor (within shouting distance of this marker); The Belfast Historical Society Museum (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Silver Screen (about 700 feet away); Belfast City Hall (about 800 feet away); Main and High (approx. 0.2 miles away); Post Office Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Downtown Main Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Circus Comes to Town (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #18 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. LandmarksWar of 1812
 
Stylish Lodging Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 30, 2012
3. Stylish Lodging Marker
Stylish Lodging Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 30, 2012
4. Stylish Lodging Marker
The Hazeltine House today image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 30, 2012
5. The Hazeltine House today
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 275 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. 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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