— 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.
|Placed By||Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 3:33pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 505969 N 4922828|
|Decimal Degrees||44.45873333, -68.92496667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 44° 27.524', W 68° 55.498'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||44° 27' 31.44" N, 68° 55' 29.88" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 42-46 E Main St, Searsport ME 04974, US|
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