New England Carnegies

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

Eaton Hall

(formerly the Eaton Memorial Library)
Tufts University
Medford, Massachusetts

Designed by Henry Davis Whitfield and Beverly Sedgwick King

Classical Revival Style

Tufts University, Medford MA  02155

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A Brief History of the Building

1904:  Andrew Carnegie gave $100,000 to build the library

1908:  The Eaton Memorial Library was constructed.  It was named in honor of Charles Henry Eaton (1852-1902), at the request of Louise Whitfield Carnegie, Andrew's wife.  Eaton graduated from Tufts with a divinity degree in 1877, and he served as the pastor of the largest Universalist church in New York City.  He married the Carnegies in NYC on April 22, 1887.

1950:  The War Memorial Library wing was added to the western side of the building.  It was dedicated on December 7, in memory of Tufts alumni who served in wartime.

Early 1960s:  The Wessell Library was built and took over as the main library of the university.  It is now known as the Tisch Library, having undergone expansion and renovations in the 1990s.

Eaton Hall now houses departmental offices, classrooms, and a computer lab.

2009 photos