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New England Carnegies

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

Oakland Public Library

Oakland, Maine

Designed by Harry S. Coombs of Lewiston, Maine

Carnegie Classical Revival Style

18 Church Street, Oakland, Maine 04963

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1912: A $10,000 grant from Andrew Carnegie was accepted.

1914-15: The library was built.

1996: Planning began for a library renovation / expansion project.

2002-2003: The expansion was constructed. It doubled the size of the library and provided handicapped accessibility and additional parking.

This library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.

Information was provided by the Oakland Public Library.

2009 photos