Slater Library

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Slater Library and Fanning Annex
Postcard view of the library, 1908
Slater Library is located in Connecticut
Slater Library
Slater Library is located in the US
Slater Library
Location 26 Main St., Griswold, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°36′17.8″N 71°59′03.2″W / 41.604944°N 71.984222°W / 41.604944; -71.984222Coordinates: 41°36′17.8″N 71°59′03.2″W / 41.604944°N 71.984222°W / 41.604944; -71.984222
Area less than one acre
Built 1884
Architect Stephen C. Earle; Cudworth & Thompson
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP Reference # 01001529[1]
Added to NRHP January 28, 2002

The Slater Library is the public library of Griswold, Connecticut.[2] It is located in a historic building at 26 Main Street in the borough of Jewett City.

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.[3]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

Griswold Historical Society Museum[edit]

The Griswold Historical Society Museum is located on the second floor of the Slater Library.[4] 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.

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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. ^ "Slater Library". Town of Griswold. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for Slater Library and Fanning Annex" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Museum". Griswold Historical Society. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 

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