Ice Cream Parlor at the Arcade, East Machias, 1927

Contributed by Penobscot Marine Museum


The Arcade was built in 1926 along Route 1 in East Machias and was owned by R.K. Dennison of East Machias.

This popular destination attracted locals and tourists alike. It had a theater and an ice cream parlor and dining room.

One September night, someone put a cigarette butt in the waste container, and the Arcade burned down.

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About This Item

  • Title: Ice Cream Parlor at the Arcade, East Machias, 1927
  • Creation Date: 1927
  • Subject Date: 1927
  • Town: Machias
  • County: Washington
  • State: ME
  • Media: Glass Negative
  • Dimensions: 12.75 cm x 17.75 cm
  • Local Code: LB2007.1.100615
  • Collection: Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company
  • Object Type: Image

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Penobscot Marine Museum
PO Box 498, 5 Church Street, Searsport, ME 04974
(207) 548-2529

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