Bar Harbor in Hancock County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
The YWCA and Jesup Memorial Library
Bar Harbor, Maine
—The Museum in the Streets —
Mrs. John S. Kennedy had the YWCA built in 1913 to provide housing for young women who came to town to work in the many summer cottages. It continues to provide housing for women to this day.
The Jesup Memorial Library was built in 1911 at the cost of $77,000 by the wife of Morris K. Jesup, a New York financier and far-sighted philanthropist. The Library offers modern service to residents and visitors from its elegant interior, reminiscent of classical academic libraries. It is one of three buildings open to the public on this walking tour.
Both institutions are private corporations meeting essential community needs.
Erected 2013 by Museum in the Streets. (Marker Number 12.)
Location. 44° 23.215′ N, 68° 12.412′ W. Marker is in Bar Harbor, Maine, in Hancock County. Marker is on Mt. Desert Street (Maine Route 3) east of Kavanaugh Place, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bar Harbor ME 04609, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Saviour's Episcopal Parish Welcomes You (a few steps from this marker); The Village Burying Ground (within shouting distance Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Abbe Museum & Congregational Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Donald A. Wood Band Stand (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away); The Village Green (about 700 feet away); The Kedge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bar Harbor.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a vintage photograph of the Public Library and Y.W.C.A. in Bar Harbor.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.