New England Carnegies

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

Somerville Public Library, East Branch

Somerville, Massachusetts

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115 Broadway, Somerville MA  02143

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A Brief History of the Building

1907:  Andrew Carnegie gave $123,000 to Somerville to build a central library and two branch libraries.

1912:  An East Branch library opened in a storefront on Perkins Street.

1918:  The new East Branch library opened on March 30.

 Information was supplied by the Somerville Public Library.

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