New England Carnegies

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

Edgartown Free Public Library

Edgartown, Massachusetts

Architect unknown

Italian Renaissance Revival Style

58 North Water Street, PO Box 5249, Edgartown MA  02539-5249

Library web site:

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.

2009 photo

(Photo supplied by Wesley T. Mott)



2008 photos