New England Carnegies

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

Hamilton Smith Hall

(formerly Hamilton Smith Library)
University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire

Architect unknown

Classical Revival Style

Hamilton Smith Hall, University of New Hampshire, Durham NH 03824

University web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1905:  Andrew Carnegie gave $20,000 to the college to build the library.

1907:  The library opened on June 3rd.  It was named for Hamilton Smith (1840-1900), a mining engineer who graduated from Durham Academy in 1854.

1958:  Dimond Library was built and assumed the role of the main library for the university.

The building has undergone at least two noticeable addition projects over the years.

Hamilton Smith Hall now houses academic offices within the College of Liberal Arts. 

2009 photos