Downtown Main Street

Downtown Main Street (HM14EW)

Location: Belfast, ME 04915 Waldo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 25.524', W 69° 0.449'

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— 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.
HM NumberHM14EW
Marker Number13
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 10:12am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 499404 N 4919122
Decimal Degrees44.42540000, -69.00748333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 25.524', W 69° 0.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 25' 31.44" N, 69° 0' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 112 Church St, Belfast ME 04915, US
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