Historic Camden: The Amphitheatre

Dec 01, 2012

The nationally known Camden Amphitheatre is located on the grounds of Camden Public Library. This public park was designed by internationally-known landscape architect Fletcher Steele. Construction began in 1928 and was completed in 1931. Known as the Camden Amphitheatre, it was given to the town by Mary Louise Curtis Bok, daughter of Cyrus H.K. Curtis of Curtis Publishing Co. The landscape is known for its grass terraces and stonewalls with a planting design that evokes the woods of Maine. In this view, taken from across Atlantic Avenue, the amphitheatre gatehouses are prominent.

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Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Dec 05, 2012 09:31

I loved sitting in the amphitheatere a long long time ago when I was 18 yrs. young and ate my lunch sitting along a stone wall step and enjoying the solitude. I worked in Crocket's Five and Ten located beside the Camden National Bank (which expanded and took over the Five and Ten location). I worked for old Dave Crocket. We sold to lots of faithful Camdenites, Elsie Magee and I. Old Dave used to say good morning at the doorway with a tap dance and make us laugh. He never faithed to dance! His daughter Evelyn supervised when he was not there. It was a wonderful Maine expeerience for me as I was from Boston and came down east on my honeymoon. Still here, older and wiser with 4 children, 6 grandchildren and gong strong! Merry Christmas Camden.

Mickey McKeever (married name Mary Brown)

 



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