early 1900s
The members of the Mount Desert Reading Room moved into their new building in 1887. The handsome new cedar shingled structure, designed by architect William Ralph Emerson, became the center of social activities during the summers before World War I.
Courtesy of:
Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co. Collection, Penobscot Marine Museum
Image Location:
History Hall

Bar Harbor's Beloved Shore Path

Due to major winter storms significantly damaging the Shore Path, there is ongoing construction along the waterfront.