Historic Gardiner area library buildings April 9 talk topic

GARDINER — Kirk Mohney, director of the Maine Historic Preservation Commission will be the Thursday, April 9, speaker in the Gardiner Library Association’s Avis Ames Speaker Series Celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial on the Lower Kennebec Valley.
The discussion, at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 152 Water St., is free and open to the public.
Mohney will speak on “An architectural legacy: buildings from the time of statehood in Old Gardinerstown and beyond.” He is the author of “Beautiful in All Its Details – The Architecture of Maine’s Public Library Buildings, 1878-1942.”
The presentation will be illustrated and focus on the architectural features of the built environment in 1820, featuring buildings from Litchfield, West Gardiner, Gardiner, Farmingdale, Randolph and Pittston. Images will include those from drawings, paintings and photos of buildings, especially of those that still exist. Before becoming the state’s historic preservation director, Mohney was the state’s national register and architectural coordinator.
For more information call 207-582-3312.

PHOTO: Abbott home, late 1800s, Lewiston Road, Gardiner. (Submitted photo)