Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, ca. 1925

Contributed by Acadia National Park


Building of Arts was built in 1906, a task spearheaded by some of the summer population in Bar Harbor. It was created as a place to bring talent from major cities for the summer residents to enjoy. It is said that it was not for the local population.

In the mid-1930s attendance to events and interest in it declined. The building was sold in 1941 and again in May 1947, just five months before it was destroyed in the Fire of 1947. It was not rebuilt.

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  • Title: Building of Arts, Bar Harbor, ca. 1925
  • Creation Date: circa 1925
  • Subject Date: circa 1925
  • Town: Bar Harbor
  • County: Hancock
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Object Type: Image

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Acadia National Park
PO Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-8729

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