— The Museum in the Streets —The Original Town Hall (left) and Academy (right) were both built in the early 1800s on the Town Common and served as schools into the 20th century. As student enrollment increased, the buildings became over-crowded and out-dated (photo c. 1900). The school committee, recognizing the need for improved facilities, voted to build a new school and in August of 1923 construction of the William G. Crosby School began.
The new school was named for Crosby, who served as Maine Governor (1853 & 1854). It was fully funded with contributions from the community, the City, and Crosby's wealthy granddaughter Anne Crosby Johnson. Belfast Area High School, a consolidated school, replaced Crosby in 1965. Movie buffs may recognize the school from the 1957 movie "Peyton Place."
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|Placed By||The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:12pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 499530 N 4919004|
|Decimal Degrees||44.42433333, -69.00590000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 25.46', W 69° 0.354'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 25' 27.60" N, 69° 0' 21.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 48-60 Miller St, Belfast ME 04915, US|
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