Albert Peavey Memorial Library - 26 Water

Peavey Memorial Library
Peavey Memorial Library
Peavey Memorial Library
Peavey Memorial Library
Peavey Memorial Library
Peavey Memorial Library
Peavey Memorial Library
Peavey Memorial Library
Peavey Memorial Library
Peavey Memorial Library
Albert Peavey Memorial Library, c. 1895.
Albert Peavey Memorial Library, c. 1895.
Peavey Memorial Library original sketch
Peavey Memorial Library original sketch
Peavey Memorial Library original plan
Peavey Memorial Library original plan
Peavey Memorial Library, c.1890. Sketch from article,
Peavey Memorial Library, c.1890. Sketch from article, "A New England Town Under Foreign Martial Law" (1896).
Library Stacks, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 14(ED)(72).jpg
Library Stacks, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 14(ED)(72).jpg
Reading Room, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 15(ED)(72).jpg
Reading Room, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 15(ED)(72).jpg
Reading Room, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 16(ED)(72).jpg
Reading Room, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 16(ED)(72).jpg
Door Detail, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 17(ED)(72).jpg
Door Detail, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 17(ED)(72).jpg
Door Detail, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 33(ED)(72).jpg
Door Detail, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport 2013 33(ED)(72).jpg
Peavey Memorial Library. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport Maine015(72).jpg
Peavey Memorial Library. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport Maine015(72).jpg
Peavey Memorial Library, 2011. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport2011019(72).jpg
Peavey Memorial Library, 2011. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO#: Water-26_Eastport2011019(72).jpg
Peavey Memorial Library, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO #: Water-26_LIBRARY REAR35(72).jpg
Peavey Memorial Library, 2013. Photograph by Thaddeus Holownia. PHOTO #: Water-26_LIBRARY REAR35(72).jpg
Built:1893
Address:
26 Water Street
Eastport, Maine

National Register

Historic District

Eastport Historic District

Architects

Architectural Styles

  • Romanesque
SCA, p.28:
PEAVEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Frank Peavey donated the money for construction of this library, and named it in memory of his father, Albert Peavey. Frank Peavey was originally from Eastport, but made his fortune in the grain industry by inventing the Peavey grain elevator. The library was designed by the architects Rotch and Tilden of Boston, and has stylistic elements distinctive to the Romanesque Revival period of architecture. The arch is emphasized in the doorway and windows, and in the brick trim work. The building was originally planned to be built of stone but was constructed of brick in 1893. Mr. Peavey gave money for the construction of the building on the stipulation that it must have 5,000 books; thus many residents of Eastport donated books from their own collections to get the building underway . The Eastport Library Association owns the building. A war memorial honoring the many Eastporters who served in the militatv. has been built in front of the library. AFN, JCB

EWT, 2010:
31) Peavey Memorial Library (NR) Water Street, Romanesque Revival. Frank Peavey donated the money for the library in 1893, in memory of his father. The library was deSigned by architects Rotch and Tilden of Boston. Frank built up a wheat brokerage and grain elevator business that was still operating in the 1960s.

From National Register of Historic Places Eastport Historic District Nomination Form, p.3:

18. Peavey Memorial Library, 1893. 26 Water Street. Richardsonian Romanesque, 1 story, brick with stone trim. Rotch & Tilden, Boston, Architects.

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