Skowhegan Free Public Library and Elm Street, ca. 1940

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The Skowhegan Free Public Library was opened in May of 1890. Former Maine Governor Abner Coburn provided funds for its construction in his will. The town of Skowhegan provided the money for the War Memorial Room, a tribute to the sacrifice of Skowhegan soldiers during the "War of the Rebellion" 1861-1865. Under "project 2012" the old library is being carefully updated to increase access and safety while maintaining the historic character of the building. Down Elm Street in the photo is the "Parlin Mansion" which overlooks the Kennebec River. On the left side of Elm Street is the Somerset Hospital.

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  • Title: Skowhegan Free Public Library and Elm Street, ca. 1940
  • Creator: Independent Reporter Newspaper
  • Creation Date: circa 1940
  • Subject Date: circa 1940
  • Location: Skowhegan, Somerset County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 11.0 cm x 24.6 cm
  • Collection: Skowhegan Free Public Library
  • Object Type: Image

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Skowhegan History House
66 Elm Street, PO Box 832, Skowhegan, ME 04976
(207) 474-6632

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