Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1986–2006 Location: Mount Desert Client: John Jay Pierrepont Architect: Patrick Chassé; Landscape Design Associates
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1994 Location: Cape Elizabeth Clients: Lucinda Wegener; Jay Cutler Architect: Carol A. Wilson; Carol A. Wilson, Architect
Alvin Record and Hugh J. Chisholm were instrumental in building paper mills in Jay, Livermore, and Livermore Falls. The two industrialists helped make the towns prosperous.
Paper has shaped Maine's economy, molded individual and community identities, and impacted the environment throughout Maine. When Hugh Chisholm opened the Otis Falls Pulp Company in Jay in 1888, the mill was one of the most modern paper-making facilities in the country, and was connected to national and global markets. For the next century, Maine was an international leader in the manufacture of pulp and paper.
Industrialist Andrew Carnegie gave grants for 20 libraries in Maine between 1897 and 1912, specifying that the town own the land, set aside funds for maintenance, have room to expand -- and offer library services at no charge.
Jay Grindle had an office on Main Street and is credited for saving many lives in Northeast Harbor in the influenza outbreak during the First World…