Post Office Square

Post Office Square (HM14EV)

Location: Belfast, ME 04915 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 25.524', W 69° 0.449'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

The Post Office and Customs House was built in 1857. Until then offices were housed in various businesses around town. The building still has many original features, including ornate fireplaces and iron fireproof shutters. Post Office Square became a central gathering place for Fourth of July celebrations, orations and parades. The Crosby Inn, seen behind the Post Office, was built by a group of investors in 1889. On the bitterly cold night of January 4, 1896 the inn was destroyed by fire when the fire department was stymied by water pipes plugged by ice and mud. There were 65 sleeping rooms with all the "modern" improvements of the day.

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In 1903, Belfast celebrated 50 years as a city. Old Home Week drew hundreds of visitors, and downtown storefronts were festooned with flags and bunting.
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HM NumberHM14EV
Series This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series
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Marker Number12
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:43pm 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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