List of Carnegie libraries in New Hampshire

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List of Carnegie libraries in New Hampshire is located in New Hampshire
Berlin
Berlin
Claremont
Claremont
Dover
Dover
Franklin
Franklin
Lebanon
Lebanon
Littleton
Littleton
Raymond
Raymond
Rochester
Rochester
Whitefield
Whitefield
UNH
UNH
New Hampshire Carnegie libraries

The following list of Carnegie libraries in New Hampshire provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in New Hampshire, where 9 public libraries were built from 9 grants (totaling $134,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1902 to 1907. In addition, one academic library was built.

Key[edit]

      Building still operating as a library
      Building standing, but now serving another purpose
      Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library City or
town
Image Date
granted
[1]
Grant
amount
[1]
Location Notes[2]
1 Berlin Public Library Berlin Public Library, Berlin, NH.jpg Dec 27, 1902 $17,000 270 Main St.
44°28′21″N 71°10′42″W / 44.472562°N 71.178274°W / 44.472562; -71.178274 (Berlin Public Library)
2 Fiske Free Library Claremont Carnegie Public Library, Claremont, NH.jpg Jan 13, 1903 $15,000 108 Broad St.
43°22′20″N 72°20′12″W / 43.372348°N 72.336602°W / 43.372348; -72.336602 (Fiske Free Library)
The design of Henry M. Francis & Sons, this library was expanded in 1922 and renovated in 1966.
3 Dover Dover Public Library in Dover, NH.jpg Apr 26, 1902 $30,000 73 Locust St.
43°11′36″N 70°52′32″W / 43.193241°N 70.875549°W / 43.193241; -70.875549 (INSERT Public Library)
Designed by architects Randlett & Griffin, this building was dedicated July 19, 1905, and underwent a major renovation in the late 1980s.[3]
4 Franklin Franklin FranklinNH FreePublicLibrary.jpg Nov 25, 1903 $15,000 310 Central St.
43°26′40″N 71°38′49″W / 43.444538°N 71.646953°W / 43.444538; -71.646953 (Franklin Public Library)
5 Lebanon Lebanon Library, Lebanon, NH.jpg Dec 13, 1907 $12,500 9 E. Park St.
43°38′37″N 72°15′00″W / 43.643715°N 72.250128°W / 43.643715; -72.250128 (Lebanon Public Library)
6 Littleton Littleton Carnegie Library, Littleton, NH.jpg Mar 14, 1902 $15,000 92 Main St.
44°18′26″N 71°46′24″W / 44.307205°N 71.773446°W / 44.307205; -71.773446 (Littleton Public Library)
Designed by Robert Coit in the Classical Revival style and opened in 1906, the library's interior was renovated in 1959-1960.
7 Raymond Raymond RaymondNH Library.jpg May 15, 1906 $2,000 9 Epping St.
43°02′14″N 71°10′56″W / 43.037309°N 71.182351°W / 43.037309; -71.182351 (Raymond Public Library)
Opening October 1, 1908, this library was significantly expanded in 1993.
8 Rochester Rochester Public Library & South Main St., Rochester, NH.jpg Dec 22, 1903 $20,000 65 S. Main St.
43°18′08″N 70°58′29″W / 43.302274°N 70.974813°W / 43.302274; -70.974813 (Rochester Public Library)
Designed by Randlett & Griffin in the Georgian Revival style and opened October 2, 1905, this library built additions in 1941 and 1996.
9 Whitefield Whitefield Public Library in Whitefield, NH.jpg Apr 23, 1903 $7,500 8 Lancaster Rd.
44°22′29″N 71°36′41″W / 44.374591°N 71.611354°W / 44.374591; -71.611354 (Whitefield Public Library)
Dedicated September 6, 1904, this J. Lawrence Berry work remains largely the same today with the exception of a 1990 basement renovation.

Academic library[edit]

Institution Town Image Date
granted
[4]
Grant
amount
[4]
Location Notes
1 New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts Durham Library, New Hampshire State College, Durham, NH.jpg Mar 31, 1905 $20,000 95 Main St.
43°08′08″N 70°55′51″W / 43.135684°N 70.930942°W / 43.135684; -70.930942 (Hamilton Smith Library)
Located on the campus of the eventual University of New Hampshire, the Hamilton Smith library was opened June 3, 1907, and served in this capacity until 1958. It now houses various offices.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ Smith, Corinne H. "New England Carnegies: honoring the public libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund". Retrieved 2009-07-15. 
  3. ^ "Dover PL history". Dover Public Library. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 
  4. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382. 
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4. 
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3. 
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611. 

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.