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April 3, 2019

Maine Seacoast Mission closes on $4.75M sale of its headquarters

Courtesy / The Swan Agency Sotheby's International Realty The Bar Harbor Historical Society closed Tuesday on the purchase of the former Maine Seacoast Mission building, a historic structure known as La Rochelle, on West Street in Bar Harbor.

Maine Seacoast Mission closed on the sale of its headquarters in Bar Harbor on Tuesday, April 2.

Bar Harbor Historical Society purchased the property, known as La Rochelle and located on the waterfront at 127 West St., for $4.75 million, Kim Swan of Swan Agency Sotheby's International Realty told Mainebiz by email.

Swan is a member of the historical society's board of directors.

The purchase includes the historic former mansion, built in 1902, on a 2.84 acre lot.

The mission will rent back the second floor from the historical society until its new offices are completed, which is expected to be at least a year.

Swan is handling the listing of the historical society’s current headquarters at 33 Ledgelawn Ave. in Bar Harbor. The Tudor Revival structure, built in 1916, is listed at $795,000.

Earlier this week, John Zavodny, who came on as the mission’s president in February, told Mainebiz the mission has consolidated operations to the second floor, leaving the first floor available for the historical society to begin moving in.

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