Clifton House, Northeast Harbor

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With the coming of the summer people and the realization of the potential profits that could be gained from them, hotels began springing up in town. 1883 saw the construction of the Asticou Inn and the Roberts House, both at the head of the harbor, run by A.C. Savage and William Roberts, respectively. The Rock End Hotel was built by Herman L. Savage, son of A.C. Savage, in 1884; and in 1886 Squire Kimball built the Kimball House. Eventually the town also had the Indian Head, the Clifton House, the Harbourside Inn, and the Gaynor Hotel. The Clifton House was constructed in 1885 by James Soulis for Clarence A. Kimaball. The thirty room hotel was constructed to plans drawn in Bar Harbor by John E. Clark. The Clifton House was torn down in 1939.

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  • Title: Clifton House, Northeast Harbor
  • Creation Date: circa 1905
  • Subject Date: circa 1905
  • Location: Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 13 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Great Harbor Maritime Museum
124 Main St, PO Box 145, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662
(207) 276-5262

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