“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.
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.
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
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markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 3˝ miles away); Vatican Pavilion Sculpture (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Battle of Cape Porpoise (Goat Island) (approx. 4.1 miles away); Rachel Carson (approx. 5.1 miles away); Biddeford Maine Veterans Memorial (approx. 6.1 miles away); A Stone Fort (approx. 6.2 miles away); Fort Saco in 1693 / Le Fort Saco en 1693 (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennebunkport.
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 379 times since then and 11 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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Sep. 22, 2020