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Belfast, Maine: Rooftop Elephant

Officially named "Hawthorne II," the elephant has stood atop the roof of a downtown theater since 1997.

Colonial Theatre

163 High St., Belfast, ME
Colonial Theatre. Downtown, on the north side of High St. between Main and Market Sts.
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Rooftop Elephant

If you ask nicely, they will let you see the baby elephant downstairs.

[Robin, 07/03/2017]


Rooftop Elephant

The "lost" elephant in downtown Belfast.

[Kathy & Ron - On N X NE, 09/26/2015]

"Hawthorne II" stood outside Belfast's Perry's Nut House for many years, part of a lineage of fake elephant photo ops that lured passing motorists to the attraction since it opened in 1927. Perry's went out of business -- temporarily, it turned out -- in 1997, and Hawthorne II was sold to the Colonial Theatre, which restored him and put him on its roof. Despite attempts from subsequent Perry's owners to reclaim the elephant, he remains on the theater roof.

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