NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank has made a $2,500 donation to the Waterford (Maine) Library for the purpose of securing architectural designs necessary to make foundational ADA improvements to the building.
Designed and built in 1911, the Waterford Library displays a unique “Storybook” architectural character. Noted Maine architect John Calvin Stevens, designed the original building. After a severe fire in 1937, he redesigned the building with his son John Howard Stevens.
With ADA compliance in mind, Library Trustees chose Paul Stevens, of SMRT Architects of Portland, the great-grandson of John Calvin Stevens, to put together a comprehensive plan which will guarantee universal access. Expanded meeting space will also be added.
“Without private businesses like Norway Savings Bank, our project would be on permanent hold,” said Geraldine O’Donnell, President of the Board of Trustees. “Without these improvements, the Waterford Library would continue to be out of ADA compliance, which would not be an acceptable outcome.”
“We’re proud to work with the Waterford Library Association to maintain this gem of architectural history and true community resource,” said Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank.
About Norway Savings Bank
Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of September 30, 2018, Norway Savings Bank had $1.192 billion in total assets and provides financial services to more than 38,000 households throughout western and southern Maine. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2013, Norway Savings Bank received the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence and has been recognized as one of the healthiest companies in America by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as a two-time Gold-Level Well Workplace award recipient. BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 25 continuous years or longer. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.