Miner Memorial Library

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First Universalist Chapel
Miner Memorial Library, East Lempster, New Hampshire.jpg
Miner Memorial Library is located in New Hampshire
Miner Memorial Library
Miner Memorial Library is located in the US
Miner Memorial Library
Location 3 Second New Hampshire Turnpike, Lempster, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°13′33″N 72°10′42″W / 43.22583°N 72.17833°W / 43.22583; -72.17833Coordinates: 43°13′33″N 72°10′42″W / 43.22583°N 72.17833°W / 43.22583; -72.17833
Area less than one acre
Built 1845
Architect Parker, William B.
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival
NRHP Reference # 06001130[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 12, 2006
Designated NHSRHP January 30, 2006[2]

Miner Memorial Library is the public library of Lempster, New Hampshire, located at 3 Second New Hampshire Turnpike. The library occupies a single-story wood frame structure built in 1845 as a church for a Universalist congregation. Despite significant alteration for its use as a library, the building remains a fine example of vernacular church architecture in Sullivan County. The building was formally dedicated in 1927 to the memory of Lempster native Alonzo Ames Miner, a leading Universalist minister and president of Tufts College. After years of declining attendance, the remaining congregants gave the building to the town in 1965.[3] The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "New Hampshire State Register of Historic Places". New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for First Universalist Chapel" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-10-25.