Concord Free Public Library
|Concord Free Public Library|
Interior of the library, 1873
|Address||129 Main St., Concord, Mass. 01742 |
|Renovated||1889, 1917, Early 1930s, 1938, 1968, 1986 to 1990, 2003 to 2005 |
|Design and construction|
|Architecture firm||Snell and Gregerson|
The Concord Free Public Library is a public library in the town of Concord, Massachusetts. The main building is located at 129 Main Street, and the Fowler branch is located at 1322 Main Street in West Concord.
The Concord Free Public Library was founded by Concord native William Munroe, son of the famed pencil-maker. Munroe worked with other prominent members of Concord to form a Board of Trustees that would provide financial backing for the library. Building plans were commissioned by Boston firm Snell and Gregerson. The land was purchased in 1869, and construction began in 1872. The library was dedicated on October 1, 1873.
The Fowler branch of the Concord Free Public Library, designed by architect Harry Little, was dedicated on May 18, 1930.