Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library

Presque Isle, Maine 

Designed by Astle and Page of Houlton, Maine

Romanesque Revival Style

39 Second Street, Presque Isle, Maine  04769

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A Brief History of the Building

1906:  Andrew Carnegie gave $10,000 to the town to build the library.

1907-1908:  The library was built.  It opened on July 1, 1908.

1966-1967:  An addition was integrated into part of the original building.  It was dedicated on April 30, 1967. At that time, the facility was renamed the Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library.  Mark Turner (1893-1972) and Emily Turner (1896-1987) were generous contributors to a variety of local charities in the Presque Isle area.  They donated $60,000 to help finance the 1960s addition to the library.

  2009 photos