New England Carnegies

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

Stoneham Public Library

Stoneham, Massachusetts 

Designed by Loring and Phipps

Italian Renaissance Revival Style

431 Main Street, Stoneham MA  02180-2696

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1903:  Andrew Carnegie gave $15,000 to the town to build the library.

1931:  With money donated by the Annie Hamilton Brown estate, an addition was built to house a children's library, a Trustees' room and a meeting room.

1956:  The interior was renovated, thanks to Brown funds.

1970s:  A proposal to build a new library at the corner of Main Street and Flint Avenue failed to gain town support.

1981:  The town approved the purchase of adjacent properties for library expansion.

1984:  The enlarged library building opened in May.

This library has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.

2005 photos