North Monmouth in Kennebec County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Monmouth Museum's North Monmouth Library
The land for the Library was donated by the Winthrop Mills Company and it was designed by the Hon. Harry H. Cochrane. Construction started in 1926 under the direction of Victor King of North Monmouth. Dedication exercises for the New Library were held on July 17th, 1926.
In Nov. of 2014, The Library directors decided to turn the library over to the Monmouth Museum, with the intent to use the former library to sell some of its publications, store some of its written assets and to make it a Research Center for the community.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical date for this entry is July 17, 1926.
Location. 44° 16.543′ N, 70° 1.668′ W. Marker is in North Monmouth, Maine, in Kennebec County. Marker is on North Main Street south of New Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located directly in front of the subject building, to the right of the sidewalk at the front entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 132 North Main Street, North Monmouth ME 04265, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mail Route 1794 (approx. Revolutionary War Patriots (approx. 11.7 miles away); Haymarket Square / La Place du Marché des Fourrages (approx. 15.4 miles away); Peck's Department Store / Le Grand Magasin Peck (approx. 15½ miles away); Chief Justice Armand A. Dufresne Jr. Plaza (approx. 15½ miles away); Lewiston, Maine (approx. 15½ miles away); Music Hall (approx. 15½ miles away); Androscoggin Log Drives / Les Draves Sur L'Androscoggin (approx. 15½ miles away).
Regarding Monmouth Museum's North Monmouth Library. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2017.
Also see . . . North Monmouth Library placed on National Register of Historic Places. For 87 years, the North Monmouth Library operated on Main Street — a bright yellow box of a building that drew in children like Shelia Sanford with its promise of newspapers and comics. “When I was a little girl, I used to go to the library, it was a central place in those days. Everybody went to the library.” (Submitted on July 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 21, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 24, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.