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)
(2008 photos supplied by Marie Clemente)
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