List of Carnegie libraries in Vermont

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of Carnegie libraries in Vermont is located in Vermont
Fair Haven
Fair Haven
Norwich University
Vermont Carnegie libraries

The following list of Carnegie libraries in Vermont provides detailed information on United States Carnegie libraries in Vermont, where 4 public libraries were built from 4 grants (totaling $80,000) awarded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York from 1901 to 1911. In addition, one academic library was built.


  Building still operating as a library
  Building standing, but now serving another purpose
  Building listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  Building contributes to a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places

Public libraries[edit]

Library Town Image Date
Location Notes[2][3]
1 Fletcher Free Library Burlington Jul 25, 1901 $50,000 235 College St.
44°28′39″N 73°12′36″W / 44.477462°N 73.210080°W / 44.477462; -73.210080 (Fletcher Free Library)
Designed by architect Walter R. B. Willcox of Burlington. This building opened on August 17, 1904. In the late 1970s a large grant was awarded to repair the building, which was later expanded in 1981.[4]
2 Fair Haven Public Library Fair Haven Jan 19, 1905 $8,000 107 N. Main St.
43°35′51″N 73°15′44″W / 43.597425°N 73.262157°W / 43.597425; -73.262157 (Fair Haven Public Library)
Designed by architects McLean & Wright of Boston.[5] This building opened on March 18, 1908, and was expanded in 1997.
3 Morristown Centennial Library Morristown Mar 18, 1911 $7,000 7 Richmond St.
44°33′47″N 72°35′44″W / 44.563047°N 72.595575°W / 44.563047; -72.595575 (Morristown Centennial Library)
This building opened in July 1913, and an expansion was finished in spring 2013.[6]
4 Rockingham Free Public Library Rockingham Jun 1, 1903 $15,000 65 Westminster St.
43°10′05″N 72°26′43″W / 43.168128°N 72.445221°W / 43.168128; -72.445221 (Rockingham Free Public Library)
Designed by architects Henry M. Francis & Sons of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, this building was opened in 1909. The grant was initially refused by the town, who did not agree to the annual maintenance tax until 1908. It was expanded in 1929 and 1967.

Academic library[edit]

Institution Town Image Date
Location Notes
1 Norwich University Northfield Mar 18, 1905 $25,000 Chaplin Hall
44°08′21″N 72°39′39″W / 44.139148°N 72.660699°W / 44.139148; -72.660699 (Chaplin Hall)
Designed by architects Kirby, Petit & Green of New York City with supervising architect Frank A. Walker of Montpelier.[8] It served as a library from its dedication in 1908 until 1991. It now houses the School of Architecture & Art and is known as Chaplin Hall.


  1. ^ a b At various times, Bobinski and Jones disagree on these numbers. In these cases, Jones' numbers have been used due to both a more recent publication date and a more detailed gazetteer of branch libraries, which are often where the discrepancies occur.
  2. ^ Smith, Corinne H. "New England Carnegies: honoring the public libraries that Andrew Carnegie helped to fund". Retrieved 2009-07-15.
  3. ^ Resnik, Robert, compiler (July 2004). "A Short History of Vermont's Carnegie Libraries" (PDF). Fletcher Free Library. Retrieved 2009-07-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Fletcher Free Library: About the Library". Fletcher Free Library. Archived from the original on 2013-10-29. Retrieved 2009-07-15.
  5. ^ Glenn M. Andres and Curtis B. Johnson, Buildings of Vermont (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013)
  6. ^ Amy Kolb Noyes (May 6, 2013). "Morristown Centennial Library Renovates For Its Second Century". Vermont Public. Retrieved March 6, 2023.
  7. ^ a b Miller, pp. 38–40
  8. ^ Norwich University, 1819-1911, Her History, Her Graduates, Her Roll of Honor, ed. William Arba Ellis (Grenville M. Dodge, 1911)


  • Anderson, Florence (1963). Carnegie Corporation Library Program 1911–1961. New York: Carnegie Corporation. OCLC 1282382.
  • Bobinski, George S. (1969). Carnegie Libraries: Their History and Impact on American Public Library Development. Chicago: American Library Association. ISBN 0-8389-0022-4.
  • Jones, Theodore (1997). Carnegie Libraries Across America. New York: John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-14422-3.
  • Miller, Durand R. (1943). Carnegie Grants for Library Buildings, 1890-1917. New York: Carnegie Corporation of New York. OCLC 2603611.

Note: The above references, while all authoritative, are not entirely mutually consistent. Some details of this list may have been drawn from one of the references without support from the others. Reader discretion is advised.

External links[edit]