Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Mathews Memorial Library, Warren, Maine


On July 23, 1900, a group of interested citizens met in the Congregational Church for the purpose of organizing a library. At this time our name was established as The Warren Free Public Library. At this time the library rented the front room from the Knights of Pythias.

After the death of Moses and Eva Frances Mathews, money was left to build a building. We are now Warren Free Public Library in the M.R. Mathews Memorial Building. A Boston architect, Charles Loring, was chosen while William Hatch of Camden was selected as contractor, In August 1927, the building was begun and in August 1928, the dedication of the building was held. [Website]

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