Note: Site is being actively rebuilt in early 2021. Your patience is appreciated.

New England Carnegies

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

Abercrombie & Fitch Outlet Store

(formerly the B. H. Bartol Library) Freeport, Maine

Designed by George Burnham of Portland, Maine

Classical Revival Style

55 Main Street, Freeport ME 04032-1215

A Brief History of the Building

1905: A $6,500 grant from Andrew Carnegie was accepted.

1905-06: The library was built. It was named for benefactor Barnabas Henry Bartol (1816-1888), a Freeport native and accomplished engineer.

1967: Additional renovations took place.

1997: A new library was built further along Main Street, away from the downtown outlets.

The building now houses an Abercrombie & Fitch outlet store.

2009 photos