Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Gateway to Acadia
The group of buildings… is much more imposing and important than I dreamed it would be, and of course… exceedingly charming and decorative. -John D. Rockefeller Jr. in a letter to Grosvenor Atterbury, 1932
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Carriage Roads - The Gate Lodges (within shouting distance of this marker); Drink in the View (approx. 0.3 miles away); Granite Foundations (approx. 0.4 miles away); Glacial Freight (approx. 1.3 miles away); Carriage Roads - Building the Roads (approx. 1.7 miles away); Joseph T. Musetti Jr. Veterans Memorial Park (approx. 2.4 miles away); To the Top! (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cobbling the Cove (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bar Harbor.
More about this marker. This marker is located in Acadia National Park near Jordan Pond.
Also see . . . The Gate Lodges Of Acadia National Park: Rockefeller's Little Castles. The story of Acadia’s gate lodges begins with the advent of automobiles on Mount Desert Island. The question of whether to allow motorcars had raged in the early 1900s. When first the west side, then Bar Harbor, and finally Mt. Desert (in 1915) were opened to cars, Rockefeller -- who took great pleasure in horse-drawn carriage rides -- turned his energy and resources to creating a road network that would be forever motor-free, both on his own land and within the newly-created park. (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 16, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.