Thursday, May 19, 2011

1922 The C.M. Bailey Public Library, Winthrop, Maine

[LIB1723] In November of 1916, Charles M. Bailey entered into an agreement with the Town of Winthrop to give a building to be used for library and Reading Room purposes. Charles M. Bailey was the best known member of the Society of Friends in Winthrop, and was known for his “Bailey’s Praying Band”, who conducted evangelistic services. Bailey also owned one of the largest oilcloth manufacturers in America at the time, and employed two hundred individuals in Winthrop in the early 1900s. The original structure of rock faced and chiseled granite is still in use today. [Website]

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