Taunton Public Library
Designed by Albert Randolph Ross
Beaux Arts Style
12 Pleasant Street, Taunton MA 02780-3203
Library web site: http://www.tauntonlibrary.org
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.