Albright Memorial Building

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Albright Memorial Building
Scranton, PA, Public Library IMG 1519.JPG
Albright Memorial Building is located in Pennsylvania
Albright Memorial Building
Location N. Washington Ave. and Vine St., Scranton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°24′39″N 75°39′35″W / 41.41083°N 75.65972°W / 41.41083; -75.65972Coordinates: 41°24′39″N 75°39′35″W / 41.41083°N 75.65972°W / 41.41083; -75.65972
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built c. 1890
Architect Green & Wicks
Architectural style Renaissance, Other, French Chateau
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 78002411[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 1978

Albright Memorial Building, also known as Scranton Public Library, is a historic library building located at 500 Vine Street in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. It was built about 1890, and is a two-story, "L"-shaped, Indiana limestone and Medina sandstone building with Châteauesque-style design elements. It consists of a main building measuring 36 feet by 132 feet and a wing set a right angle and measuring 30 feet by 52 feet. It was designed by the noted Buffalo, New York architectural firm of Green & Wicks. The building was donated by Buffalo entrepreneur and philanthropist and former Scranton resident, John J. Albright, who dedicated it in memory of his parents. Albright was also a founder of the Albright–Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

The former First Church of Christ, Scientist, also listed on the National Register, now serves as the Children's Library and is located immediately southeast of the main library.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Dorothy Reddington (September 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Albright Memorial Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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