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A Symbol of American History..............

Liberty Hall

"At the head of the bay where the first naval battle of the American Revolution was fought, Liberty Hall inspires all who see it. It is a defining feature of the town's landscape and character, and is at once a symbol of a grand past and a promise for the future."
David Freedberg
Chair, Committee to Save Liberty Hall, and Professor of Art History, Columbia University

"Liberty Hall is one of Maine's most significant historical and architectural monuments. Its lofty belvedere that dominates the old harbor of Machiasport, and the marvelous detail of its carved moldings and splendid rustication, make it an outstanding example of 19th-century Italianate civic architecture. I strongly support the effort to save Liberty Hall, and urge others to become involved in this impressive campaign."
Barry Bergdoll
Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, and President of the Society of Architectural Historians

"The restoration of Liberty Hall will provide our young people with a wonderful opportunity to learn more about American architecture and to understand the value to the community of saving a historic building. As a girl, I participated in a skit onstage at Liberty Hall, and I loved it! I want our young people to enjoy the same sense of fun in learning about Liberty Hall."
Sue Almendinger

"Liberty Hall is an elegant endangered town hall, a graceful structure that is a time capsule of our history. Formerly bustling with life, it is now on Maine Preservation's List of Most Endangered Historic Properties. Please help us save this treasure for future generations."
Roxanne Eflin
Executive Director, Maine Preservation

"What I remember best are the Christmas parties, when Santa -- really one of the town firemen -- had a present for every kid. We need more opportunities for our kids to feel connected to the community, rather than staying home alone, playing with computer games, or watching television. That's why I support restoring Liberty Hall."
Wayne Wood

"Liberty Hall is a unique and impressive symbol of our historic past. We have few historic buildings of this scale and importance to our town. It is crucial for us to preserve Liberty Hall as an essential part of our cultural legacy, and a living reminder of our social and architectural history."
Frank L. Foster
Member, Machiasport Historical Society

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