Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Public Library, Presque Isle, Maine


Presque Isle citizens voted to build a library in 1907, using a $10,000 grant from the Carnegie Fund. Thomas H. Phair purchased a lot from the Dudley heirs for $1,000 on the southeast corner of Second and State Streets, and citizens raised an additional $937.50 for a small adjoining lot. The Presque Isle Library opened on July 1, 1908 with a collection of 2,000 books.

Designed by Astle & Page of Houlton, Maine.

It appears the library had significant alterations and no longer appears as it did. It is now the Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library.

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