Note: Site is being actively rebuilt in early 2021. Your patience is appreciated.

New England Carnegies

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

Mount Hope Temple

(former Dixwell Branch Library) New Haven, Connecticut

Designed by Norton and Townsend

Neo-Classical Revival Style

555 Dixwell Avenue , New Haven CT  06511

A Brief History of the Building

1913:  Andrew Carnegie gave $60,000 to New Haven to build three branch libraries.

1921:  The branch library was built and opened.

1968:  Library services moved to a new branch called the Stetson Branch, which opened at 200 Dixwell Avenue. That branch was additionally renovated in 1998.

This building now houses a worship center.

Information supplied by Kathie Hurley, Public Information Office, New Haven Free Public Library

2005 photos