“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Kennebunkport in York County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)

The Seashore Trolley Museum

The Seashore Trolley Museum Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Nancy Mueller, circa July 5, 2011
1. The Seashore Trolley Museum Marker
Inscription.  The founding of the Seashore Trolley Museum on this site in July, 1939, established the private railway preservation movement in the United States. Six young men under the subsequent 50 year leadership of Theodore F. Santarelli de Brasch acquired a small streetcar from the nearby Biddeford and Saco Railroad and moved it to this then very underdeveloped location. That car, No. 31, built in 1900, remains here in fully restored and operating condition. This museum has since become the world's premiere institution devoted to the operation, restoration and preservation of electric urban and interurban public transit.
Erected 1994.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1939.
Location. 43° 24.437′ N, 70° 29.377′ W. Marker is in Kennebunkport, Maine, in York County. Marker is on Log Cabin Road, on the right when traveling north. The marker is in front of the museum entrance which is at 195 Log Cabin Road just north of Goose Rocks Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport ME 04046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
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are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The McCulloch House (approx. 2.2 miles away); The Landing / The Landing (le quai) (approx. 2.2 miles away); Hugh McCulloch Home / La demeure Hugh McCulloch (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Wedding Cake House / La maison du 'Gâteau de Mariage' (approx. 2.3 miles away); The George Wise Home / La demeure George Wise (approx. 2½ miles away); The James Hubbard Home / La demeure James Hubbard (approx. 2.6 miles away); Boston & Maine R.R. Depot / La gare du Boston & Maine (approx. 2.6 miles away); Zion's Hill / Zion's Hill (La Colline Dorée) (approx. 2.6 miles away).
Also see . . .  Trolley Museum website. (Submitted on June 26, 2012, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2012, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 26, 2012, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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