Belfast in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Downtown Main Street / La rue principale en centre-ville
— The Museum in the Streets —
The Downtown Historic District is recognized as a 19th century architectural gem that is included in the National Register of Historic Places. Main Street provided an early route through the dense forests, allowing the farmers and woodsmen to bring their goods from the outlying regions to the merchants and waiting ships. The neo-Gothic Belfast National Bank (right) built in 1879, and its new bank offices built in 1909 across the street are two of Belfast's most recognized buildings. Note the awnings, diagonal parking and tangle of power poles and lines criss-crossing the street. The traffic "dummy" (center) helped vehicles navigate safely through the six-way intersection until 1984, when it was removed during a downtown revitalization project.
Erected 2004 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Belfast, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1879.
Location. 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. Post Office Square / La place de la poste (here, next to this marker); Belfast, Maine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Opera House / L'Opéra (within shouting distance of this marker); Belfast City Hall / L'Hôtel de Ville de Belfast (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Church (about 300 feet away); The Belfast Historical Society Museum (about 400 feet away); Main and High / Au carrefour de main et de high (about 400 feet away); The Silver Screen / Le septième art (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
More about this marker. Marker #13 (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 15, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 564 times since then and 118 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 15, 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?