Smith Hill Library-Providence Community Library

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Smith Hill Library-Providence Community Library
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Smith Hill Library-Providence Community Library is located in Rhode Island
Smith Hill Library-Providence Community Library
Location Providence, Rhode Island
Coordinates 41°50′7″N 71°25′21″W / 41.83528°N 71.42250°W / 41.83528; -71.42250Coordinates: 41°50′7″N 71°25′21″W / 41.83528°N 71.42250°W / 41.83528; -71.42250
Built 1932
Architect Harkness, Albert; Rathbone, C.K.
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
MPS Branch Buildings of Providence Public Library MPS
NRHP Reference # 98000216 [1]
Added to NRHP March 5, 1998

The Smith Hill Library-Providence Community Library is one of the branch libraries of the Providence, Rhode Island, public library system. It is located at 31 Candace Street, in a single-story brick building designed by Albert Harkness and C.K. Rathbone, and built in 1932. Stylistically the building is a mixture of Colonial Revival and Moderne features. The Smith Hill branch began as a delivery station in 1907, and had grown to occupy leased space, with an annual circulation of more than 70,000, by 1929. Circulation rose rapidly after the building's completion, reaching 119,000 in just three years. The building continues to act as a significant local community resource.[2]

The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Smith Hill Library-Providence Community Library". Rhode Island Preservation. Retrieved 2014-10-29. 

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