Peirce Memorial Library, Standish, 1924

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Architecture commission for an unknown client at 1228 Pequawket Trail in Steep Falls, Standish, ME, 1924. The commission is associated with John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens Architects. This item is part of the Stevens Architects drawings and records collection.

The Steep Falls Library (Pierce Memory Library) is a public library in Standish. The original structure, which is still part of the Library, was designed by Edward F. Fassett in 1917, with an addition in 1924 by John Calvin Stevens and John Howard Stevens.

The money for the construction of the original building was provided for in the will of Henry Pierce, a Steep Falls native who moved to California in 1850. He became a successful businessman there, and it was this wealth that he left for the building of a library in his home town.

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