Carver Memorial Library

Carver Memorial Library (HMVEI)

Location: Searsport, ME 04974 Waldo County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 27.613', W 68° 55.372'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

Captain George A. Carver was born in 1836. He was, in turn, a ship's carpenter, builder, owner and master. Later Carver helped found a successful New York ship chandlery business.Retiring in 1893, Carver returned to Searsport, living where Moose Point State Park is today. His wish to construct a library for the town was carried out by his family upon his death. Boston architects designed the building, built of granite and pressed brick with exterior field stones from Moose Point, at a cost of $25,000. Entering the library, the visitor sees a lovely interior with leaded skylights, warm wood and classical detail. It was the first Searsport building to have electric light. In 1998, using grants and local contributions, the library added a children's room and an elevator for handicap access.
Marker Number4
Year Placed2009
Placed ByHistoric Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 4:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 506136 N 4922993
Decimal Degrees44.46021667, -68.92286667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 27.613', W 68° 55.372'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 27' 36.78" N, 68° 55' 22.32" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-12 Union St, Searsport ME 04974, US
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