Stoneham Public Library

Stoneham, Massachusetts 

Designed by Loring and Phipps

Italian Renaissance Revival Style

431 Main Street, Stoneham MA  02180-2696

Library web site:  http://www.stonehamlibrary.org

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.

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