New England Carnegies

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

Bigelow Free Public Library

Clinton, Massachusetts

Architect unknown

Tudor Revival Style

54 Walnut Street, Clinton MA  01510-2926

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1901:  Andrew Carnegie gave $25,000 to the town to build the library.

1991:  The library was made handicapped accessible.

The library is named after benefactor Erastus Brigham Bigelow (1814-1879), who invented power looms for producing a variety of textiles, including laces, tapestries, and carpets.

2005 photo