New England Carnegies

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

Holliston Public Library

Holliston, Massachusetts

Designed by J. Lawrence Berry of Boston

Carnegie Classical Revival Style

752 Washington Street, Holliston MA  01746-2182

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1903:  Andrew Carnegie gave $10,000 to the town to build the library.

1904:  The new library opened on July 5.

1963:  A Children's Room was created in the basement.

1976:  The library trustees began developing a new building program, which was rejected twice at Town Meeting.

1987:  A new addition provided an elevator, a meeting room, and handicapped accessibility.

1994:  The library joined the Minuteman Library Network.

2004:  The 100th birthday of the library was celebrated on October 2.

Information was supplied by the Holliston Public Library.

2005 photo