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…

Trent Austin – Benefit Concert

Trent Austin, celebrated trumpet artist, originally from Corinna, will present a benefit concert of jazz and blues at the Corinna Methodist Church on Saturday, October 17 at 7 PM. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Stewart Building Preservation Fund. Trent is just back from a tour in Europe. He…

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…

BPG Photo

The members of the Building Preservation Group at the Stewart Library Building, October 2015. Front: Carl Smith, Linda Smith, Colleen Grover, Jackie Emerson, Serena Bemis-Goodall Back: Roland Dorman, Jim Louder, Gary Dorman, Lee Kaufman, Galen McKenney, Bill Condon, Ken Dow Other members: Sylvia Miholovich, Jamie Irving, Wanda Roy

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….

A Grant from the National Trust

We have received a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation to fund development plans for the Levi M. Stewart Private Library. The Stewart Library Building contains an important collection of books. In 1910, Levi Stewart bequeathed his private collection of over 6000 books to the Stewart Free Library….

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