Main Street, 1875

Main Street, 1875 (HMVEL)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 27.524', W 68° 55.498'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

When Searsport was incorporated in 1845, Main Street consisted of 2 rows of shops and homes. The first brick building, Leach Block, built in 1834, is in center right of the photograph. To the left of that building is the tall three story structure built in 1849 known as the Smart Block. It appears that the people on the street are looking at the horse and buggy rounding the corner, perhaps too sharply, with a wheel collapsing. Standing on this corner today we can imagine the sound of footsteps on the wooden sidewalk, the dust or mud of the gravel road and the pungent odor of the horses, and believe we have returned to 1875.
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HM NumberHMVEL
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Marker Number6
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 505969 N 4922828
Decimal Degrees44.45873333, -68.92496667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.524', W 68° 55.498'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 31.44" N, 68° 55' 29.88" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42-46 E Main St, Searsport ME 04974, US
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