The Nut House

The Nut House (HM14F7)

Location: Belfast, ME 04915 Waldo County
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N 44° 26.003', W 68° 59.909'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

Originally a cigar making factory, the building shown became Perry's Tropical Nut House when owner Irving Perry started selling pecans in 1926. The business flourished as automobile traffic along Route 1 grew and it soon became Maine's #1 tourist destination. The reverse of this card reads "Most Interesting Place on the Maine Coast." Many travelers, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, have stopped to purchase nuts, homemade fudge, jams, jellies and souvenir trinkets. A nut museum and menagerie of exotic, stuffed animals also drew in customers. Changes in the late 1990s saw the dispersal of the museum and animal collection.

Many colorful, humorous and oversized sculptures once decorated the grounds. The elephant has long been the official trademark of Perry's Nut House.
HM NumberHM14F7
Marker Number20
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:12pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 500120 N 4920009
Decimal Degrees44.43338333, -68.99848333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 26.003', W 68° 59.909'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 26' 0.18" N, 68° 59' 54.54" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 45 Searsport Ave, Belfast ME 04915, US
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