Thursday, July 9, 2009

1950 Public Library, Camden,Maine


The proud townspeople of Camden raised the money to build this library through various fund raising efforts. No assistance was provided by noted library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Mary Louise Curtis Bok of Camden and Philadelphia donated the land for the library in 1916. Parker Morse Hooper and Boston architect Charles G. Loring offered building plans. The cornerstone was laid August 17, 1927 and the Camden Public Library opened its doors on June 11, 1928 with Miss Katherine W. Harding serving as the first librarian. [SOURCE]

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