New England Carnegies

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

Greek Cultural Center at St. George Cathedral

(formerly Springfield's Memorial Square branch library)
Springfield, Massachusetts

Architect unknown

Italian Renaissance Revival Style

22 St. George Road, Springfield MA  01104

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A Brief History of the Building

1905:  Andrew Carnegie gave $260,000 to Springfield to build a central library and three branches.

1978:  After being closed down by the city in the early 1970s, the building was offered to the St. George Cathedral community for $1.00.  Tens of thousands of dollars have been since spent to update it.  Additions were added to the back and side to create the present Greek Cultural Center.

This building is now a community and cultural center.

2005 photos

Information and the first contemporary photo were provided by Fr. Chris Stamas.