New England Carnegies

A site that honors the libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund

Lithgow Public Library

Augusta, Maine

Architects: Neal & Hopkins (Pittsburgh)

Romanesque-Rennaissance Style

45 Winthrop Street, Augusta, Maine 04240

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building


1892: Trustee Ira H. Randall writes to Carnegie seeking support for the building fund.

1892: Carnegie responds by challenging the Trustees to raise $9000 in additional subscriptions, which he offered to match.

1894: Building commences.

1896: Building opens.

Historic information and image provided by the book The Lithgow Library and Reading Room.

note: This library appears on some lists of Carnegie Libraries and not on others; it was generously funded by Andrew Carnegie but he was not the largest donor.