This post covers three library-related buildings in Freeport, IL 1. Freeport Carnegie Library 314 W Stephenson St Freeport, IL 61032 Grant Date: February 21, 1901 Grant amount: $30,000 Architects: Patton & Miller (they also designed the Ida Public Library in… Read More ›
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Westerly Public Library 44 Broad Street Westerly, Rhode Island 02981 Library website Established: 1892 to commemorate the soldiers and sailors who fought in the Civil War. Land and $25,000 seed money donated by Stephen Wilcox. Opened: August 15, 1894 Original… Read More ›
New York Public Library Main Branch Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Foundation stone laid: November 10, 1902 Dedication ceremony by President Taft: May 23,1911 First day open ( May 24, 1911) saw 30,000-50,000 visitors Design & construction: Carrère & Hastings Construction… Read More ›
Taylor Memorial Library 5 Broad Street Milford, CT 06460 Built: 1894 Built by: Henry Taylor as a memorial to his mother Designed by: Joseph W. Northrup Style: Richardsonian Romanesque Inspired by the Thomas Crane Public Library in Quincy, Massachusetts which… Read More ›
One of the most beautiful libraries that I’ve stumbled upon in my travels. The Blackstone Memorial Library in Branford, CT is a must see for library and 19th century architecture enthusiasts.