— The Museum in the Streets —Hayford Hall was built between 1866 and 1868 by Axel Hayford, a local contractor and businessman. It housed businesses on the lower level and a ballroom/theater with a balcony on the second level. Renamed the Belfast Opera House in 1883, it was the social center of Belfast. Entertainment included fancy dress balls, concerts, orators, amateur and professional theater, and public meetings. The first movies were shown here when the building was among the first in Belfast to add electric power (photo c. 1910).
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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||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 10:22am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 499436 N 4919119|
|Decimal Degrees||44.42536667, -69.00708333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 25.522', W 69° 0.425'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 25' 31.32" N, 69° 0' 25.50" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 109 Church St, Belfast ME 04915, US|
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