Thursday, September 30, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Public Library, New Smyrna FL



Monday, September 27, 2021

Marian Fell Library, Fellsmere FL, 1917



Marian Fell translated the first published English language version of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in the United States. It was performed at the Bandbox Theatre on Broadway by the Washington Square Players in 1916.  The text is part of Project Gutenberg here. 

The Marian Fell Library is an historic library in Fellsmere, Florida. It is located 63 North Cypress Street. On October 8, 1996, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Pillsbury Free Library, Warner New Hampshire NH



The slate-roofed, brick and granite building was built on a site donated by Nehemiah George Ordway, a native of Warner who had gone west and become Governor of the Dakota Territory. The site was the location of the Kearsarge Hotel which had burned and was considered not worth rebuilding because all the shade trees had burned also.

At the dedication ceremonies on October 2, 1891, George Pillsbury said in his speech it was his wish that “All the people of Warner, young and old, rich and poor alike, may realize therefrom all the benefits that a free public library can give.” History of the Library