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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 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

Item 21747

Boarding House, Northeast Harbor

Contributed by: Great Harbor Maritime Museum Date: circa 1905 Location: Mount Desert Media: Photographic print

Exhibits

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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.

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A Town Is Born: South Bristol, 1915

After being part of the town of Bristol for nearly 150 years, residents of South Bristol determined that their interests would be better served by becoming a separate town and they broke away from the large community of Bristol.

Site Pages

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

This hotel was designed to have a large dining room, two parlors – one for men and one for women, and a total of 16 sleeping rooms.

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

Later that year, Daniel Brewer constructed a small hotel at the highest peak of Green mountain. The hotel was very successful, taking in almost…

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Mount Desert Island: Shaped by Nature - Green Mountain Railway

Clerque also built a hotel, named the Summit House, on Green Mountain. Clerque’s railway ran for about 10 years.