Bar Harbor, Maine
—The Museum in the Streets —The original Abbe Museum, which still exists at Sieur de Monts Spring, was founded by Dr. Robert Abbe, a surgeon from New York and a Bar Harbor summer resident, who assembled a collection of early Native American artifacts found in the Frenchman Bay area. Built in 1893 as a real estate and law office, this structure was purchased by the YMCA in the early 20th century. The YMCA added a gymnasium and pool. In 2001, the building opened as the Abbe Museum's second location and offers changing exhibitions and an exciting programming schedule for all ages. The Congregational Church across the street (dedicated in 1951) stands on the site of the first schoolhouse in Bar Harbor. The schoolhouse was moved to make way for a first church known as The Union Church, which was replaced by a lovely granite church in 1881 and sadly destroyed by fire in 1942.
|Placed By||Museum in the Streets|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 563227 N 4915173|
|Decimal Degrees||44.38708333, -68.20620000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 23.225', W 68° 12.372'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 23' 13.5" N, 68° 12' 22.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling East|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-12 School St, Bar Harbor ME 04609, US|
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