Memorial Hall Library - Benefactor

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John Smith, an Andover industralist, donated $25,000 to construct a public library in Andover in 1870.

His portait hangs in the reading room of the library. On May 18, 1997, a vandal ripped the portrait with an umbrella. The vandal was caught.


“Vandals Damage Painting at the Library, Andover Townsman, May 19, 1997, page to enlarge
Library Director James Sutton shows damaged picture..... click to enlarge

--Eleanor 11:49, April 13, 2007 (EDT)--Leslie 18:02, August 8, 2012 (EDT)--Leslie 18:02, August 8, 2012 (EDT)

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