1884Samuel E. Sawyer presented the library with the deed to the Saunders House.Arts and Culture, Location and Setting, Buildings & Architecture, Cultural Institutions

Sawyer Free Library, 1920. Gordon Thomas, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 18270
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The library finally found a permanent location in the building built in 1764 by Thomas Sanders at the corner of Middle Street and Dale Avenue. When Sawyer presented the deed to the trustees, he gave the library $20,000 as an endowment fund.

Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library. Outline of History and Dedication of the Sawyer Free Library of Gloucester, Mass., Tuesday, July 1, 1884. Cape Ann Bulletin Steam Book and Job Print., 1884.
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