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Belfast in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

The James P. White House

 

—The Museum in the Streets —

 
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Inscription. Designed by Architect Calvin Ryder and built in 1840, the James Patterson White House is considered the finest example of domestic Greek Revival architecture in Maine. Born in 1800 in a log house not far from this site, James White enjoyed considerable success as a merchant, with interests in ship building, a paper-mill and banking. During the Civil War he served as Mayor of Belfast and later as state senator. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and in the yard to the right is the largest copper beech tree in the state. When the house was built it commanded an open view to White's shipyard on the waterfront (photo c. 1900).

Inset:
Graceful elms shaded many of the streets during the late 19th century and into the mid-20th century.
 
Erected 2004 by The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community. (Marker Number 7.)
 
Location. 44° 25.23′ N, 68° 59.993′ W. Marker is in Belfast, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is at the intersection of High Street and Church Street, on the right when traveling south on High Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belfast ME 04915, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

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By James True, May 29, 2012
2. The James P. White House Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. Belfast Historian's Home (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Hero (approx. 0.4 miles away); Regal Passenger Steamer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Education First and Foremost (approx. 0.4 miles away); Five-Masted Beauty (approx. 0.4 miles away); On this site (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Oldest Manufacturer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Broiler Capital of the World (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belfast.
 
More about this marker. Marker #7 (of 30) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
The James P. White House Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
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The James P. White House image. Click for full size.
By James True, May 29, 2012
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By James True, May 29, 2012
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 340 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2012, by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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