Trowel from the cornerstone-laying ceremony of the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass.

Title:

Trowel from the cornerstone-laying ceremony of the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass.

Creator:

Sardella, Mark S., 1951-

Publisher:

Wakefield, Mass. : The author,

Date:

2009

Description:

Photos show views of the trowel used at the cornerstone-laying ceremony of the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library on March 17, 1922. The artifact was presented by Damien Hurlburt to Library Director Sharon Gilley in July 2009. The trowel was used by Lucia Beebe at the 1922 cornerstone-laying ceremony inaugurating the construction of the new library building, funded in large part by a donation from Junius Beebe, son of Lucius Beebe. Hurlburt found the trowel while cleaning out the basement of his home at 26 Daniel Road. The inscription on the trowel reads, 'USED BY LUCIA BEEBE LAYING CORNERSTONE OF LUCIUS BEEBE MEMORIAL LIBRARY WAKEFIELD MASS. MARCH 17, 1922'. Lucia Beebe was the niece of Lucius Beebe (for whom the library is named) and the sister of Lucius Morris Beebe, who was famous for his high style, society journalism and interest in railroading. Photos taken on Wednesday, July 29, 2009.

Subject:

Libraries -- Massachusetts -- Wakefield -- Pictorial works; Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (Wakefield, Mass.);Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (Wakefield, Mass.) -- Design and construction; Beebe, Lucia, 1892-

Wakefield (Mass.) -- Pictorial works.

Collection :

Current Images of Wakefield

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Citation :

Sardella, Mark S., 1951-, "Trowel from the cornerstone-laying ceremony of the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass.," in NOBLE Digital Heritage, Item #14194, http://heritage.noblenet.org/items/show/14194 (accessed July 22, 2014).