Seal Harbor Neighborhood House, ca. 1935

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Seal Harbor Neighborhood House, ca. 1935

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The Seal Harbor Neighborhood House, in Seal Harbor. In 1913, after the success of constructing the library, the Neighborhood House Corporation sold $10,000 in stock to build a 40 foot by 70 foot two story building to hold community events. The original building, designed by Duncan Candler, burned in 1919 after a basketball practice when somebody threw a cigarette butt into a trash can. The hall burned on January 28, and by October 11 was ready for occupancy. The second hall was much bigger and had a large auditorium, stage and balcony on the main level. On the lower level was a banquet room, two Sunday school rooms, and a kitchenette. On the third floor were fraternal society rooms. The hall was leased by the Jackson Lab when the 1947 fire burned the lab. The Neighborhood House was torn down in the 1970's and turned into a park, and later a new firehouse was built there.

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  • Title: Seal Harbor Neighborhood House, ca. 1935
  • Creation Date: circa 1935
  • Subject Date: circa 1935
  • Location: Seal Harbor, Mount Desert, Hancock County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 11 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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