Albright Memorial Building

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Albright Memorial Building
Scranton, PA, Public Library IMG 1519.JPG
Albright Memorial Building is located in Pennsylvania
Albright Memorial Building
Albright Memorial Building is located in the US
Albright Memorial Building
Location N. Washington Ave. and Vine St., Scranton, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 41°24′39″N 75°39′35″W / 41.41083°N 75.65972°W / 41.41083; -75.65972Coordinates: 41°24′39″N 75°39′35″W / 41.41083°N 75.65972°W / 41.41083; -75.65972
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built c. 1890
Architect Green & Wicks
Architectural style Renaissance, Other, French Chateau
NRHP Reference # 78002411[1]
Added to NRHP May 22, 1978

Albright Memorial Building, also known as Scranton Public Library, is a historic library building located at 500 Vine Street in Scranton, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. Designed in 1890 and completed in early 1893, it is a two-story, "L"-shaped, Indiana limestone and Medina sandstone building with Châteauesque-style design elements. It consists of a main building measuring 36 feet by 132 feet and a wing set a right angle and measuring 30 feet by 52 feet. It was designed by the noted Buffalo, New York architectural firm of Green & Wicks. The building was donated by Buffalo entrepreneur and philanthropist and former Scranton resident, John J. Albright, who dedicated it in memory of his parents. Albright was also a founder of the Albright–Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

The former First Church of Christ, Scientist, also listed on the National Register, now serves as the Children's Library and is located immediately southeast of the main library.



  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Dorothy Reddington (September 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Albright Memorial Building" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-02. 

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