“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Searsport in Waldo County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)

Carver Memorial Library


—The Museum in the Streets —

Carver Memorial Library Marker image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
1. Carver Memorial Library Marker
Inscription. 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.
Erected 2009 by Historic Preservation Committee, the Town of Searsport and the Searsport Community. (Marker Number 4.)
Location. 44° 27.613′ N, 68° 55.372′ W. Marker is in Searsport, Maine, in Waldo County. Marker is on Union Street east of Mortland Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Searsport ME 04974, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Carver Memorial Library image. Click for full size.
By James True, August 25, 2011
2. Carver Memorial Library
of this marker. First Day at Central School: Circa 1900 (a few steps from this marker); Union Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Growth of Ship Building (about 500 feet away); Civil War Soldiers' Monument (about 600 feet away); Liberty Tree Memorial (about 700 feet away); Main Street, 1875 (about 800 feet away); Making a Living (about 800 feet away); Peter Ward, Ship Carpenter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Searsport.
More about this marker. Marker #4 (of 17) in "The Museum in the Streets". The text on the Marker is in English, followed by a French translation.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 75 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by James True of Newark, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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