Lynn Public Library

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Lynn Public Library
Lynn Public Library MA 01.jpg
South side
Lynn Public Library is located in Massachusetts
Lynn Public Library
Lynn Public Library is located in the US
Lynn Public Library
Location Lynn, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°27′52″N 70°57′13″W / 42.46444°N 70.95361°W / 42.46444; -70.95361Coordinates: 42°27′52″N 70°57′13″W / 42.46444°N 70.95361°W / 42.46444; -70.95361
Built 1898
Architect Moore,George A.
Architectural style Renaissance
Part of Lynn Common Historic District (#92000247)
NRHP Reference # 79000334[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 21, 1979
Designated CP April 10, 1992

The Lynn Public Library building is a historic library at 5 N. Common Street in Lynn, Massachusetts. Although library services were offered in Lynn as early 1815, it was not until a bequest in 1896 that the city began planning a permanent home for the growing collection. After some controversy, library trustees chose a Renaissance Revival design by local architect George A. Moore, who happened to be related to one of the library trustees. Controversy also attended the size and scale of the building, along with the removal of trees at its site on the town common. It was completed at a cost of $175,000, which included no public funding.[2]

Construction of the library began in 1898 and it was opened in 1900.[2] In 1900 the library commissioned the first mural of F. Luis Mora, a prominent Hispanic American artist. The library was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979,[1] and included in the Lynn Common Historic District in 1992.[2]

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East side
 

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "MACRIS inventory record for Lynn Public Library". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-21.