Hamburg Public Library (Hamburg, Pennsylvania)

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Hamburg Public Library
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Hamburg Public Library (Hamburg, Pennsylvania) is located in Pennsylvania
Hamburg Public Library (Hamburg, Pennsylvania)
Location 35 N. Third St., Hamburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°33′21″N 75°59′4″W / 40.55583°N 75.98444°W / 40.55583; -75.98444Coordinates: 40°33′21″N 75°59′4″W / 40.55583°N 75.98444°W / 40.55583; -75.98444
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1903-1904
Built by Seaman, Charles F.
Architect Driebilbis, Monroe M.
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 88002369[1]
Added to NRHP November 3, 1988

Hamburg Public Library is a historic library building located at Hamburg, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It was designed and built in 1903-1904, with funds provided in part by the philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. It is one of 3,000 such libraries constructed between 1885 and 1919. The building is an "L"-shaped, 1 1/2-story, brick structure in the Romanesque Revival style. The entrance features a small courtyard and square portico topped by an octagonal turret. The interior features an octagonal rotunda.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[1]


A 1907 postcard 
Rotunda, looking north 
Rotunda, looking south 


  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 Robert E. Bartmann (July 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Hamburg Public Library" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-09-15. 

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