Melrose Public Library

Melrose, Massachusetts

Designed by Penn Varney of Lynn

Classical Revival Style

69 West Emerson Street, Melrose MA  02176-3171

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A Brief History of the Building

1901:  Andrew Carnegie gave $25,000 to the town to build the library.  The building was constructed on the site of the old high school, which had been destroyed by fire in 1897.

1904:  The new library was dedicated on April 20th.

1963:  An addition was constructed.

1990:  Interior and exterior renovations were made possible with a Massachusetts Library Construction Grant.

This building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

  2005 photos