David Rockefeller

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BAR HARBOR, Maine - The summer home of the late billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller on Maine's Mount Desert Island has sold for $19 million.
 
The real estate company that handled the sale declined on Thursday to identify the buyer, who paid the asking price. A limited-liability corporation assumed ownership at the closing on Feb. 2.
 

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David Rockefeller — banker, philanthropist and summer resident of Seal Harbor on Mount Desert Island — died Monday, just a few months shy of his 102nd birthday.

To mark his 100th birthday in 2015, Rockefeller donated 1,000 acres of land adjacent to Acadia. At the time, Rockefeller said he was compelled by his personal connection to Mount Desert.

“I realized that Seal Harbor, maybe more than any other location that I can think of in the world, has been important to me since I first came here when I was three months old, in my parent’s hands,” he said.

Jennifer Mitchell / MPBN

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND, Maine - Soon to mark his 100th birthday, former bank chairman David Rockefeller announced his birthday gift to the Acadia region: 1,000 acres land laced with streams and trails in Seal Harbor.

"I realize that Seal Harbor, maybe more than any other location that I can think of in the world, has been important to me since I first came here when I was three months old, in my parents' hands," Rockefeller told a group of family and friends.

By David Sharp, The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Maine - David Rockefeller, who's celebrating his 100th birthday next month, is giving a gift to the people of Maine: 1,000 acres of woodlands, streams and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park.

The retired CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank and grandson of oil tycoon John Rockefeller Sr. is transferring his Little Long Pond property to the Mount Desert Island and Garden Preserve, describing it as a "gift to all the people of Maine.''

The transfer will take place this summer in Seal Harbor.