Belfast in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Education First and Foremost / L'éducation, d'abord et surtout
— The Museum in the Streets —
The Original Town Hall (left) and Academy (right) were both built in the early 1800s on the Town Common and served as schools into the 20th century. As student enrollment increased, the buildings became over-crowded and out-dated (photo c. 1900). The school committee, recognizing the need for improved facilities, voted to build a new school and in August of 1923 construction of the William G. Crosby School began.
Erected 2004 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 10.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Belfast, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. 44° 25.46′ N, 69° 0.354′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street and Miller Street, on the left when traveling west on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War Hero / Héros de la guerre de sécession First Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); A Benevolent Bequest / Un legs généreux (about 400 feet away); The Opera House / L'Opéra (about 500 feet away); Belfast, Maine (about 500 feet away); Post Office Square / La place de la poste (about 600 feet away); Downtown Main Street / La rue principale en centre-ville (about 600 feet away); The Windsor Hotel / L'Hôtel Windsor (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
More about this marker. Marker #10 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 422 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 11, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Transcription of the French text • Can you help?