Dr. Abbe's Sun-dial Garden, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900

Contributed by Jesup Memorial Library


Dr. Robert Abbe was a distinguished surgeon from New York who summered in Bar Harbor. Dr. Abbe lived in an estate called "Brook End" located on Eden Street. The house was built in 1881 in the 'shingle style' designed by William Ralph Emerson. Abbe purchased the estate in 1889 from Civil War General W.F. Smith and owned it until 1928. The house was torn down in the early 1960s.

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  • Title: Dr. Abbe's Sun-dial Garden, Bar Harbor, ca. 1900
  • Creator: The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N. Y.
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Location: Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Dimensions: 14 cm x 9 cm
  • Local Code: JML PC 23990
  • Collection: Jesup Memorial Library Postcard Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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