Oswego City Library

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Oswego City Library
Oswego City Library, East Second & East Oneida Streets, Oswego (Oswego County, New York).jpg
Oswego City Library, 1966-1967
Oswego City Library is located in New York
Oswego City Library
Oswego City Library is located in the US
Oswego City Library
Location120 E. 2nd St., Oswego, New York
Coordinates43°27′24″N 76°30′25″W / 43.45667°N 76.50694°W / 43.45667; -76.50694Coordinates: 43°27′24″N 76°30′25″W / 43.45667°N 76.50694°W / 43.45667; -76.50694
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
ArchitectHewes & Rose
Architectural styleCastellated
NRHP reference #71000554[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 22, 1971

Oswego City Library is a historic library building located at Oswego in Oswego County, New York. It was built about 1855 and is a two-story brick structure over a full basement. It features a distinctive catellated style with exterior battlements, machicolations, tower, turrets, corbels, and arcaded windows. It was a gift from Gerrit Smith, who gave $25,000 for the building construction and $5,000 for books.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ John A. Mesick (May 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Oswego City Library". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2009-12-01. See also: "Accompanying 12 photos". and "Accompanying photo".

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