New England Carnegies

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

Somerville Public Library, West Branch

Somerville, Massachusetts

Designed by McLean & Wright

Carnegie Classical Revival Style

40 College Avenue, Somerville MA  02144

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

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

1909:  The new West Branch library opened on May 27.

This library has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1989.

 Information was supplied by the Somerville Public Library.

2005 photos