Bar Harbor Historical Society

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Bar Harbor Historical Society is listed in the Historical Organizations category in Bar Harbor, Maine. Displayed below is the only current social network for Bar Harbor Historical Society which at this time includes a Facebook page. The activity and popularity of Bar Harbor Historical Society on this social network gives it a ZapScore of 81.

Contact information for Bar Harbor Historical Society is:
33 Ledgelawn Ave
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-0000
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Did everything in the Cleftstone Rd. neighborhood burn in the Bar Harbor fire of 1947?
ANOTHER SURVIVOR: Virtually everything in the Cleftstone Road neighborhood, location of some of Bar Harbor's finest cottages, burned as the flames of October 1947 swept through. Several of the grandest, like "Mossley Hall", which had at various times housed W.C. Whitney and Margaret Vanderbilt Shepard, or "Elsinore", the home of Whitney's sister, Mrs. Dimock, had been demolished a few years earlier, victims of the great Depression and changing tastes. "Blair Eyrie", the former estate of DC Blair, at the peak of Abbe's Hill, had in fact been seized from its owner, C. Ledyard Blair, for non-payment of taxes. He didn't protest. The main house was demolished. Before losing the property, Blair gifted the greenhouse and potting shed to a long time employee, and it remained, along with the large stable, across the street from the main gate. When the fire went through the neighborhood, everything else was destroyed, including the stable, but the charmring little potting shed, designed by Andrews Jaques & Rantoul, escaped. Image sources, in order, "The Country House" by Chas. Edwin Hooper, "Country Life in America" DWG3, MDI Historical Society Website, Advertising brochure by Lord & Burnham Co.

Balance Rock 1925 Images of Balance Rock are always so captivating. Thank you Richard Washburn for posting this photo on our timeline.

Turning back the clock 100 years... Ledgelawn Ave on a snowy day (c. 1915) Dorr Mt (Formerly Dry Mt) in the distance Thank you for this post Tony Palumbo.

Do you ever wonder what activities were taking place in Bar Harbor 100 years ago? Read the article in Mount Desert Islander's February 9, 2017 Extra section. Thank you Deborah Dyer What are Saratoga Chips? See the answer in comments.