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Building of Arts: By Josh Howie

Building of Arts in Bar Harbor

Building of Arts in Bar Harbor

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Bar Harbor Historical Society

The committee was formed from several important persons of the age; Mr. Dorr, Mr. Eno, Mr. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Abbe, and Mrs. Dimock. The project proposed was to “form a company whose shares of stock shall be available to everyone who may have an interest in such an undertaking, but formed, however, not for the purpose of investment but for the furtherance of the musical, artistic, and intellectual life of the place and region and of the social life which naturally springs from them. And it is the confident anticipation of those who have thus taken the initiative the Bar Harbor can be made to stand for an ideal of artistic achievement which will enhance its reputation throughout the whole country.”

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