Alice L. Pendleton Library, Islesboro, ca. 1945

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Alice L. Pendleton Library, Islesboro, ca. 1945

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In 1905 Alice L. Pendleton started lobbying for a properly-sized library facility, and fund raising commenced in earnest in 1912. With the help of many residents and a $2,500 loan from Alice's brother Fields S. Pendleton, construction of the granite and brick building began and the doors opened January 14, 1918. The library was called the Islesboro Free Library until 1956 when it was renamed the Alice L. Pendleton Library.

Also seen in the photograph to the right is the World War II Honor Roll (which no longer exists) and to the left the memorial flagpole, designed by world-famous artist Charles Dana Gibson (who summered on nearby 700 Acre Island) and dedicated to Islesboro's residents who served overseas.

Inscription "Public Library Islesboro, ME."

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  • Title: Alice L. Pendleton Library, Islesboro, ca. 1945
  • Creation Date: circa 1945
  • Subject Date: circa 1945
  • Location: Islesboro, Waldo County, ME
  • Media: Postcard
  • Local Code: Postcards, Library
  • Object Type: Image

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Islesboro Historical Society
PO Box 301, 388 Main Road, Islesboro, ME 04848
(207) 734-6733

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