— The Museum in the Streets —Originally a cigar making factory, the building shown became Perry's Tropical Nut House when owner Irving Perry started selling pecans in 1926. The business flourished as automobile traffic along Route 1 grew and it soon became Maine's #1 tourist destination. The reverse of this card reads "Most Interesting Place on the Maine Coast." Many travelers, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, have stopped to purchase nuts, homemade fudge, jams, jellies and souvenir trinkets. A nut museum and menagerie of exotic, stuffed animals also drew in customers. Changes in the late 1990s saw the dispersal of the museum and animal collection.
|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, September 19th, 2014 at 7:12pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 500120 N 4920009|
|Decimal Degrees||44.43338333, -68.99848333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 26.003', W 68° 59.909'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 26' 0.18" N, 68° 59' 54.54" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 45 Searsport Ave, Belfast ME 04915, US|
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