Plumb Memorial Library

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Plumb Memorial Library
Plumb Memorial Library is located in Connecticut
Plumb Memorial Library
Plumb Memorial Library is located in the US
Plumb Memorial Library
Location 65 Wooster St., Shelton, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°19′9″N 73°5′56″W / 41.31917°N 73.09889°W / 41.31917; -73.09889Coordinates: 41°19′9″N 73°5′56″W / 41.31917°N 73.09889°W / 41.31917; -73.09889
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1895
Architect Charles T. Beardsley, Jr.
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
NRHP Reference # 78002845[1]
Added to NRHP November 7, 1978

The Plumb Memorial Library is the public library of Shelton, Connecticut. It is located at 65 Wooster St., in an architecturally distinguished Richardsonian Romanesque building designed by Bridgeport architect Charles T. Beardsley, Jr. and built in 1895. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1] The building is named in memory of David Wells Plumb, a local businessman and philanthropist, whose widow donated land for its construction. A modern addition was added in 1975, significantly enlarging the library's space and look.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ David F. Ransom (August 9, 1977). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Plumb Memorial Library" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying six photos, exterior and interior, from 1977