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

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

Library web site:

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