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

Carnegie Hall

(formerly the Carnegie Library)
University of Maine, Orono, Maine

Architect unknown

Greek Revival Style

Department of Art, 5743 Lord Hall, University of Maine, Orono ME 04469

W eb site:http://www.umaine.edu/art/facilities.htm

A Brief History of the Building

1905: Andrew Carnegie gave $55,000 to the University of Maine to build the library.

1906: The granite library was built.

1947: A new library (now known as Folger Library) was built to house the growing collection. Carnegie Hall became the home of the University of Maine Museum of Art.

2003: The museum moved to Bangor.

Carnegie Hall now serves as an extension of the Art Department, complete with studio and gallery spaces that host special exhibits.

2009 photos