Edgartown Free Public Library
Italian Renaissance Revival Style
58 North Water Street, PO Box 5249, Edgartown MA 02539-5249
Library web site: http://www.edgartownlibrary.org
A Brief History of the Building
1903: Andrew Carnegie gave $4,000 to the town to build the library.
1937: An addition was built.
1950s: An addition was built.
1975: The library was expanded once again.
2008: This library was awarded a construction grant of more than $4 million from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners. The hope is to build a larger facility on the existing site.
One of Andrew Carnegie's pet symbols, the rising sun, is captured in the library windows.
(Photo supplied by Wesley T. Mott)