— 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.
|Series||This marker is part of the Postal Mail and Philately series|
|Placed By||The Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 7:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 499404 N 4919122|
|Decimal Degrees||44.42540000, -69.00748333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 25.524', W 69° 0.449'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 25' 31.44" N, 69° 0' 26.94" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 112 Church St, Belfast ME 04915, US|
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