Miner Memorial Library

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First Universalist Chapel
Miner Memorial Library, East Lempster, New Hampshire.jpg
Miner Memorial Library is located in New Hampshire
Miner Memorial Library
Location 3 Second New Hampshire Turnpike, Lempster, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°13′33″N 72°10′42″W / 43.22583°N 72.17833°W / 43.22583; -72.17833Coordinates: 43°13′33″N 72°10′42″W / 43.22583°N 72.17833°W / 43.22583; -72.17833
Area less than one acre
Built 1845
Architect Parker, William B.
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 06001130[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 12, 2006
Designated NHSRHP January 30, 2006[2]

Miner Memorial Library is the public library of Lempster, New Hampshire, located at 3 Second New Hampshire Turnpike. The library occupies a single-story wood frame structure built in 1845 as a church for a Universalist congregation. Despite significant alteration for its use as a library, the building remains a fine example of vernacular church architecture in Sullivan County. The building was formally dedicated in 1927 to the memory of Lempster native Alonzo Ames Miner, a leading Universalist minister and president of Tufts College. After years of declining attendance, the remaining congregants gave the building to the town in 1965.[3] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places". New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for First Universalist Chapel". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-25.