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

Belfast City Hall / L'Hôtel de Ville de Belfast

Belfast, Maine

— The Museum in the Streets —

Belfast City Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, May 29, 2012
1. Belfast City Hall Marker
Memorial Hall was built in 1890 by Civil War veterans of the Grand Army of the Republic to honor their fallen leader Colonel Thomas H. Marshall. While in command of the 7th Regiment of Maine Volunteers, Marshall distinguished himself at the first Battle of Bull Run. The GAR Post used the large hall on the second floor for meetings and reunions, while the lower floors were leased to the city for municipal purposes. In 1923 the Post relinquished possession of the hall to the City and placed the granite monument on the lawn. Veterans are shown here in front of their handsome building soon after its completion. The Revolutionary War era cannon, to the left in the photo, was originally "stolen" in 1857 from the old fort in Castine in time for Fourth of July celebrations that year.
Erected 2004 by The Museum in the Streets®. (Marker Number 15.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil
Belfast City Hall image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James True, May 29, 2012
2. Belfast City Hall
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. In addition, it is included in the The Museum in the Streets®: Belfast, Maine series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
Location. 44° 25.561′ N, 69° 0.48′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on Church Street north of Main Street, on the left when traveling north. 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. The Belfast Historical Society Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); The Silver Screen / Le septième art (within shouting distance of this marker); Post Office Square / La place de la poste (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downtown Main Street / La rue principale en centre-ville (about 300 feet away); Belfast, Maine (about 300 feet away); The Opera House / L'Opéra (about 300 feet away); Main and High / Au carrefour de main et de high (about 300 feet away); The Windsor Hotel / L'Hôtel Windsor (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
More about this marker. Marker #15 (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 654 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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?

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