Historic Camden

Mar 02, 2014
Photo by: Penobscot Marine Museum

Penobscot Marine Museum has a collection of historic photos of Camden and Rockport. Many places depicted will be familiar but readers are encouraged to add information when possible. The only notation on this photo reads "Soldier's monument and square, Camden, ME."

Those who have further information about the photos should comment online at knox.villagesoup.com, email news@courierpublicationsllc.com or write Camden Herald, 113 Washington St., Camden ME, 04843.

Comments (3)
Posted by: Jen Harris | Mar 04, 2014 10:17

My mother, Nancy Hobbs Green, also ran into this statue back in the 1940's while taking driving lessons. A.Green

Posted by: Dave Getchell | Mar 03, 2014 13:40

Summer of my freshman year in high school, 1968, some bonehead crashed into the monument and broke it into many pieces. Eventually the stature was repaired and resurrected in its current place in Harbor Park. If you look closely at the statue today, you can see traces of the repair.

link to historic photo of crash scene: http://camdenarea.pastperfect-online.com/35542cgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=A75ED128-A1BE-48DF-B74F-642652210010;type=102

Posted by: James L. Bowditch | Mar 02, 2014 13:53

This is at the intersection of Mountain St and High Street (Rt 1 and 52).  It could have been as late as the late 1940s or early 1950s when the monument to the soldier in the great rebellion (Civil War) now in Harbor Park was there.  The Methodist Church is in the background, before it became the Steeples condo's.  You will notice that the stop sign was yellow back then, and Rt. 52 was concrete, not asphalt, ditto Rt. 1.  I was from 10-15 years old around then and rode my bike from our house on Harbor Rd to the downtown area, probably to go to Haskell and Corthell, or Crockett's 5-10. Or to get a tonic at Boynton-McKay's soda fountain.

Jim Bowditch

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