Morton Memorial Library (Rhinecliff, New York)

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Morton Memorial Library
Morton Memorial Library from street.JPG
Morton Memorial Library from the street
Morton Memorial Library (Rhinecliff, New York) is located in New York
Morton Memorial Library (Rhinecliff, New York)
Location Kelly St., Rhinecliff, New York
Coordinates 41°55′8″N 73°57′6″W / 41.91889°N 73.95167°W / 41.91889; -73.95167Coordinates: 41°55′8″N 73°57′6″W / 41.91889°N 73.95167°W / 41.91889; -73.95167
Area less than one acre
Built 1905
Architect Hoppin,Koen & Huntington
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Rhinebeck Town MRA
NRHP Reference # 87001089[1]
Added to NRHP July 09, 1987

The Morton Memorial Library is an historic structure along Kelly Street in the hamlet of Rhinecliff, New York, just east of the Hudson River. The building, constructed in 1905, occupies most of its small village lot less than 1 acre (0.40 ha) in size. It is situated on a slight knoll facing west. The library is a one story brick civic building designed in the Colonial Revival style. Throughout its interior, restrained oak wordwork is preserved in a variety of features including wainscoting, trim around windows and doors, and mantelpieces. It is considered an historically significant example of public architecture in Rhinecliff. In the early nineteenth century, it served as a center for education and culture within the area.[2] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on July 9, 1987.


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Register of Historic Places nomination, Morton Memorial Library". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. March 1987. Retrieved December 29, 2009.