Construction

Trim Color

The old image to the right is a photograph of the Stewart Library Building taken shortly after it was completed in 1898. Looking closely you will notice that the trim, the window frames, and the decorative parts were not white. They were painted a dark color. The Maine Historic Preservation…


Three Developments at the SLB

Among other development this past week at the Stewart Library Building, these three stand out. The foundation for the new addition on the St. Albans Road side (north side) of the building has been constructed. The forms came off the concrete a few days ago. This is the base for…


Working on Chimneys

Masons from Knowles Industrial Services are working on the exterior masonry of the building. They are removing the degraded mortar and will replace it with new mortar mixed especially to match that used when the building was constructed 116 years ago. Here you can see two men working on lifts…



Phase Two Project Sign

How are we paying for 3 projects?

There are three projects running at the Stewart Library Building right now. What are they? How are we paying for them? 1. The Clock Tower and Steeple – “Phase One” The top 30 feet of the clock tower and the wooden steeple were in bad condition. These two areas showed…


“Phase Two” Construction Begins Soon

The Phase Two Construction Project at the Stewart Library Building is funded by a grant of one million dollars from the Next Generation Foundation of Maine and a grant of twenty thousand dollars from the Maine Historic Preservation Commission. These repairs and upgrades will protect the outside from the weather,…


Steeple “fencing”

Work on the steeple of the Stewart Library Building is coming along nicely. The new protective blue layer added under the slate is all but covered now as the shingles are back in place. It looks like the vertical flashing on the corners of the octagon shape will be replaced…


Sporting a Blue Jacket

If you have driven through Corinna in the past few days, looking up and to the west, you will see the steeple of the Stewart Library Building sporting a blue jacket. Really, it’s blue tarp material covering the areas where the slate shingles have been removed for repair or replacement….


Work on the Steeple

The scaffold is up to the top of the Stewart Library Building. Work on the restoration of the steeple has begun. This photo, taken on June 30, shows the layers of staging added above the masonry of the tower. The small yellow object near the top is one of the…


Clock Tower Masonry

Work on the masonry of the clock tower is complete.  The workers from Knowles Industrial Services have done a tremendous job repairing and restoring the clock tower, both inside and out.   Before Photo This is a photo taken inside of the clock chamber of the tower before the work…


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