Articles by Ken


Auditorium heating and ventilation

In the summer, the second floor auditorium of the Stewart Library Building, now known as the Jones Nutter Auditorium, can be hot and stuffy. Originally the room was ventilated by openings to the attic in the decorative woodwork around the middle lights. Those openings were closed due to fire regulations…


Beginning of a new railing

Some are concerned that the walkway leading to the new entrance at the Stewart Library Building does not have a railing. The photo below shows the concrete base, poured today, to accommodate a railing that will be added in the future.


Refinishing the floors

Refinishing Floors at the SLB

The Stewart Library Building Preservation Group is working on a number of follow-up projects in the SLB. Over this Veteran’s Day weekend the floors in the Private Library and the first floor hallways have been repaired and refinished.  The work will be complete and the floors ready for use by…


Masonry Repairs

Here is an example of the masonry repair work done by Knowles Industrial Services, Inc. on the Stewart Library Building. The first picture shows the condition of the brick work under the ramp that used to go up to the South Entry Porch. I crawled under the ramp to take…


Rededication – September 17, 2016

  As a milestone at the end of the Phase Two construction project, the Town of Corinna and the Stewart Library Building Preservation Group hosted a rededication of the Stewart Library Building on Saturday, September 17. People gathered in the Jones Nutter Auditorium on the second floor to hear speakers…


Invitation to the Rededication

  The historic Stewart Library Building in Corinna, Maine, originally dedicated in 1898, has been renovated to repair and preserve the structure, improve energy efficiency, and comply with safety and accessibility codes. The Town of Corinna and the Stewart Library Building Preservation Group invite you to attend a ceremony rededicating…


Phase 2 almost complete

The Phase Two construction and renovation project at the Stewart Library is almost complete. The new scheduled finish date is July 12, 2016. The project includes repairs to the building exterior, the new accessible entrance and stairway, and the installation of an elevator and lobbies. The elevator will be usable as…


A fitting addition to Corinna

Work on the new addition to the Stewart Library Building in Corinna will be completed soon. The exterior brick work is done. In this photo, taken on May 16, workers in the lift are preparing the area at the top of the addition. It will have a metal covering designed…


Work on the Stewart Library Building

Work on the Phase Two Project continues toward a planned completion date of June 1, 2016. Repairs to the building exterior will be completed this Spring. The stairway, glass walls and new entry doors in the new addition have been installed. The masons will be back soon to add brick to…


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