Gloucester’s Library Board of Trustees will host a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Sunday to recognize the contributions of the late Edwin Joseph, who along with his wife, are credited with rehabilitating Main Street Center and providing an avenue for the Main Street Preservation Trust, according to a release from the library.
The event will take place in the main branch of the Gloucester Public Library, located at Main Street Center.
According to library director Diane Rebertus, Adrianne Ryder-Cook Joseph, his widow, will attend the ceremony.
Also, a bas-relief sculpture of Mr. Joseph, commissioned by Mrs. Joseph and designed by nationally known artist Chas Fagan, will be unveiled. The sculpture will hang in the library.
According to Jenny Crittenden, executive director of the Main Street Preservation Trust, the Josephs saw an opportunity at the old Gloucester Exchange Shopping Center to benefit the county both aesthetically and financially.