New England Carnegies

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

Rochester Public Library

Rochester, New Hampshire

Designed by Randlett & Griffin of Concord, NH

Georgian Revival Style

65 South Main Street, Rochester NH  03867

Library web site:

A Brief History of the Building

1903:  Andrew Carnegie gave $20,000 to the town to build the library.

1905:  The new library opened on October 2.

1941:  A three-story addition was attached to the rear of the building.  It included a second floor museum, a first floor stack room, and a basement "Courier Room" for additional newspapers and periodicals.

1996:  A second addition was built.

Information was supplied by the Rochester Public Library.  Two bottom photos supplied by RPL's Kern Mann.

2005 photos


The sun also rises on Rochester

Interior craftsmanship