Friday, October 23, 2009

1907 Public Library, Lewiston, Maine


The original library in Lewiston was called the Manufacturers and Mechanics Library and was housed in the city building . Andrew Carnegie donated the money for the granite building in 1902 with the understanding that the city would fund staff, books, and materials for the operation of the library. Granite from North Jay and Norridgewock was used for the construction. The vestibule was modeled after the Greek design with columns 18 feet high and 25 inches in circumference. Fine oak woodwork is found on the fireplace mantels and oak pillars. {Thanks to the Lewiston Public Library,]

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