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New England Carnegies

A site that honors the libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund


(former North End Branch Library)
Bridgeport, Connecticut



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Architect unknown

Italian Renaissance Revival Style

2181 Main Street, Bridgeport CT  06606

A Brief History of the Building

1914:  Andrew Carnegie gave $50,000 to Bridgeport to build two branch libraries.

1918:  The North End Branch library opened on July 25th, equipped with more than 5,000 books.

1995:  Library services left this site in November because of obsolescence, limited parking, and space constrictions.  A new North Branch on upper Madison Avenue serves the community.

1996:  The building was sold to Cornerstone Commercial Realty and Cornerstone Capital Mortgage Company for $92,250.  The office opened in 1997 after extensive remodeling and construction of a parking lot.

2005:  The building housed Access America, a Century 21 office.

2009:  The building is for sale.

2005 photos

 Information was supplied by Elizabeth Van Tuyl, BPL Historical Collections.