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Keywords: Summit House

Historical Items

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Item 79563

The Summit House Hotel in South Bristol Village, ca. 1910

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1910 Location: South Bristol Media: Postcard

Item 19180

Residence of D. C. Blair, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900

Contributed by: Jesup Memorial Library Date: circa 1900 Location: Bar Harbor Media: Postcard

Item 79572

Lincoln School and Union Church, South Bristol, ca. 1915

Contributed by: South Bristol Historical Society Date: circa 1915 Location: South Bristol Media: Photographic print

Tax Records

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Item 85337

Marr property, Summit Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Sherman L. Marr Use: Summer Dwelling

Item 85632

McDougall property, Summit Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: John A. McDougall Use: Dwelling

Item 85662

Bruton property, Summit Avenue, Great Diamond Island, Portland, 1924

Owner in 1924: Leon G. Bruton Use: Summer Dwelling

Exhibits

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Hiking, Art and Science: Portland's White Mountain Club

In 1873, a group of men, mostly from Portland, formed the second known hiking club in the U.S., the White Mountain Club of Portland, to carry out their scientific interests, their love of hiking and camaraderie, and their artistic interests in painting and drawing the features of several of the White Mountains.

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Luxurious Leisure

From the last decades of the nineteenth century through about the 1920s, vacationers were attracted to large resort hotels that promised a break from the noise, crowds, and pressures of an ever-urbanizing country.

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Designing Acadia

For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.

Site Pages

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

… April 29, 1883 the foundation work began on the Summit House. This hotel was designed to have a large dining room, two parlors – one for men and…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

… The next day a tent was erected on the lawn and meals were served just two days later. It took on a few weeks to rebuild the Summit House.

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railroad By: Spenser Simis

… enabling horse drawn carriages to reach the high summit of Green Mountain and take in its breathtaking views.