Bar Harbor (1886)

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Bar Harbor Mt. Desert Island



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Geo. H. Walker & Co.


G. W. Morris


53.3 x 69.9 cm


Maine Historic Preservation Commission

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The varied charms of sea and shore through which this spot has endeared itself to a vast number of persons of wealth and taste renders a residence here agreeable during a large portion of the year….The application for rooms at the various hotels is unprecedented in point of number. Some of the houses are already engaged to the extent of their sheltering capacity. The landlord of the Belmont informed your correspondent that he is endeavoring to secure rooms in adjacent cottages to accommodate the many applicants for quarters….During the height of the season there are about ten thousand strangers in Bar Harbor. The country around as far as the eye can view, with the varied landscape of mountain, vale and plain, is dotted by costly villas. The general plan has been to respect the handiwork of nature as far as possible, and a fifty thousand dollar cottage will be found surrounded by a wilderness of rocks and chapparal. Excepting Newport no other watering place in America contains so many ornate summer dwelling houses as may be found in a circle of a few miles around Bar Harbor.

Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, June 2, 1886

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Bar Harbor, Hancock County, Maine, Bird's eye, View, Map


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