Press Release: Demolition Begins on the Building Next Door

BAR HARBOR, July 10, 2019 – On July 10, the Jesup Memorial Library began demolition of an adjacent building at 28 Mt Desert Street. The Jesup purchased the property in 2012 to allow for future expansion of library facilities. The demolition kicks off Phase Two of the library’s Jesup 2020 capital campaign, focusing on critical repairs to preserve and protect the library’s historic building, plus site work to prepare for a planned Phase Three addition.

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Mollie Cashwell
Changes on Mount Desert Street

You may have noticed the house at 28 Mount Desert Street is looking empty. We are excited to say that the building should be coming down very soon. Throughout June we have been busy salvaging recyclable and reusable materials from the building and finding new homes for plants on the property.

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Mollie Cashwell
Introducing Jesup 2020: Check It Out!

As many of you know, critical improvements to the Jesup are overdue. Recurring flooding over the past two years has placed collections at risk and disrupted library service, making clear that the time has come to take action to preserve and protect our historic building. Tomorrow is no longer an option.

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Corey Blake