New England Carnegies

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

Taunton Public Library

Taunton, Massachusetts 

Designed by Albert Randolph Ross

Beaux Arts Style

12 Pleasant Street, Taunton MA  02780-3203

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1902:  Andrew Carnegie gave $70,000 to the town to build the library.

1903:  The cornerstone was laid.

1904:  The new library held a grand open house.

1959:  A new children's room was created from space formerly used as a storeroom.

1964:  A Young Adult's Library was created, and the Adult Reading Rooms were remodeled.

1979:  A three-story addition was built onto the back of the library.

This library has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.
Information was supplied by the Taunton Public Library.

2005 photos