Articles by Ken

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….


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…


Ken speaking at the CUA Alumni Banquet

A visit with CUA Alumni

Ken Dow, chair of the Building Preservation Group, spoke at the Corinna Union Academy Alumni Banquet on June 13, 2015. It was the first public showing of the Stewart Library Building video. Many of those who attended have strong memories of graduations, dances, plays and basketball games at the Stewart…


Funding the Restoration of the Belfry

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING – JUNE 10 at 6 PM Work on the masonry of the clock tower has gone very well. It will be completed in a few weeks. However, the condition of the wooden belfry is worse than expected. The complete repair and restoration of the belfry will cost…


Work on the Clock Tower Begins

Work on the clock tower of the Stewart Library Building will begin next week. The staging arrived Friday. The workers from Knowles Industrial Services Corporation will rebuild, in place, the sections with the most damage and repair the rest. The engineer from Becker Structural Engineers, said the work could not…


Results of Brainstorming Session

Preserving the Stewart Library Building Public Meeting – January 20, 2015 Building Preservation Group – Corinna, Maine During a brainstorming session all suggestions and ideas are accepted and recorded without evaluation or critical analysis. The intent is to encourage creative thinking over wide ranging possibilities. Issues of practicality and feasibility…


Building Preservation Group – Public Meeting

The committee invites the public to help develop a comprehensive vision for the Stewart Library Building. Citizens from Corinna and all surrounding towns are invited to this information and planning session with the committee and the architects who will be designing the renovations. Here is a schedule of events for…


The million dollar grant and what needs to be done?

The Town of Corinna has received a grant from the Next Generation Foundation of Maine for one million dollars to help pay for renovations, and the preservation of the Stewart Library Building. This is an incredible gift to the people of Corinna and indeed to the Central Highlands area of…


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