Slater Library and Fanning Annex
Postcard view of the library, 1908
|Location||26 Main St., Griswold, Connecticut|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Architect||Stephen C. Earle; Cudworth & Thompson|
|NRHP Reference #||01001529|
|Added to NRHP||January 28, 2002|
The Romanesque Revival building was constructed in 1884 with funds donated by John Fox Slater, a New England industrialist and philanthropist. The original building was designed by Stephen C. Earle, and was nearly doubled in size in 1930 with the addition of the Fanning Annex, designed by the Norwich firm of Cudworth & Thompson, and funded by a bequest from local businessman David Hale Fanning.
Griswold Historical Society Museum
The Griswold Historical Society Museum is located on the second floor of the Slater Library. The museum's displays illustrate life in New England during the 18th and 19th centuries, and are themed around a farmer's workshop, a kitchen, school and children's playthings. The museum is open on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month in the afternoon.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Slater Library". Town of Griswold. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
- "NRHP nomination for Slater Library and Fanning Annex" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
- "Museum". Griswold Historical Society. Retrieved 30 April 2015.
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