— The Museum in the Streets —Ralph Cross Johnson built this house just as the War of 1812 was beginning. He and his brother, Judge Alfred Johnson, were active in all manner of Belfast's businesses and politics. Ralph Johnson was a representative in Maine's first legislature and later served as Belfast's first mayor in 1853. Alfred Johnson's granddaughter, Louise, married Belfast native Admiral William V. Pratt, who served as Chief of Naval Operations from 1930-1933. The family used the house as a summer retreat, well into the 20th century (photo c. 1900).
|Placed By||The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 11:05am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 499161 N 4919354|
|Decimal Degrees||44.42748333, -69.01053333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 25.649', W 69° 0.632'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 25' 38.94" N, 69° 0' 37.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 80-222 High St, Belfast ME 04915, US|
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