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Kennebunk in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Zion's Hill / Zion's Hill (La Colline Dorée)

Kennebunk, Maine

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Zion's Hill / Zion's Hill (La Colline Dorée) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
1. Zion's Hill / Zion's Hill (La Colline Dorée) Marker
Inscription.  
The upper section of Summer Street was settled by wealthy ship builders and business men, many belonging to the Lord and Thompson families. It became known as "Zion's Hill" in 1833 when the sale of liquor was debated by the townspeople. Local store owner John Osborne is reported to have stood up at a town meeting and loudly protested that "If the Lords of Zion's Hill would just mind their own business and allow me to tend to mine, there would be no trouble about this liquor business!" These houses form, in part, what is now the National Register Historic District of Kennebunk, which was established in 1974. Shown here in the first photo is the Hartley Lord Home. The second is of a group playing croquet at the Burleigh Smart house at 21 Summer Street, c. 1890.

Des familles, enrichies par le négoce et la construction de bauteaux, les Lord et les Thompson, s'installent dans la partie haute des Summer Street. Ce quartier prende le nom de Zion's Hill (Colline Dorée) en 1833 lorsque la question de la vente d'alcool déclenche des débats entre la population locale et les notables. On dit qu'un
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propriétaire de magasins, John Osborne, se dresse en plein counseil municipal et vitupère: « Si les seigneurs de la Colline Dorée voulaient bien se mêler de leurs affaires et me laisser m'occuper des miennes, la question de la vente d'alcool ne se poserait pas ! » Ces maisons figuerent aujourd'hui au Registre National du Quartier Historique de Kennebunk établi en 1974. Les images nou montrent la demeure des Hartley Lord et des joueurs de croquet sur le palouse des Burleigh Smart au #21 Summer Street, vers 1890.
 
Erected by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersSportsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Kennebunk, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1833.
 
Location. 43° 23.192′ N, 70° 32.029′ W. Marker is in Kennebunk, Maine, in York County. Marker is at the intersection of Summer Street (Maine Route 9A/35) and Park Street, on the right when traveling east on Summer Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 21 Summer St, Kennebunk ME 04043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Park Street School / L'École Secondaire de Park Street (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct
Zion's Hill / Zion's Hill (La Colline Dorée) Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), November 14, 2021
2. Zion's Hill / Zion's Hill (La Colline Dorée) Marker
line); The Dr. Lemuel Richards Home / La Demeure Dr. Lemuel Richards (about 700 feet away); Kennebunk, Maine (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st Sgt. Christopher Coffin (approx. 0.2 miles away); A Memorial Tree (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brick Store Museum Block / Les Bâtiments du Brick Store Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church / Première église paroissiale Unitarienne Universaliste (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennebunk.
 
Additional keywords. Temperence
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 127 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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