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Carnegie Library

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1906–1907, Albert Randolph Ross. Prescott Dr.

In 1905, Good Will–Hinckley School founder George W. Hinckley received $15,000 from the Carnegie Foundation for construction of a library on the expanding campus. This Carnegie library was unique in that it was for a private school. Hinckley hired New York architect Albert Randolph Ross, who designed an impressive single-story, Classical Revival edifice with central rotunda, portico, and flanking wings, all adorned with such classical features as Tuscan columns in antis and pediments. In the 1970s a suspended ceiling was installed beneath the dome.

References

Beard, Frank A, “Hinckley Good Will Home Historic District,” Somerset County, Maine. National Register of Historic Places Inventory Form, 1987. National Park Service, U.S. Department of Interior, Washington, D.C.

Writing Credits

Author: 
John F. Bauman
Coordinator: 
John F. Bauman
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  • 1906

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John F. Bauman, "Carnegie Library", [Clinton, Maine], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/ME-01-025-0055-03.

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